The avocado is widely considered a vegetable, since it is commonly used in salads, however, it is actually a fruit that tastes like a vegetable, and most markets display it with other typical fruits. The rich, pale yellow-green flesh of the pear-shaped fruit has a smooth, buttery consistency and a rich, faintly nutty flavor. Oil extracted from avocados can be used for cooking and preparation of salads, sauces and marinades and is also used in skin care products such as sunscreen lotions, cleansing creams,moisturizers,hair conditioners and makeup bases. Check with Hana picnic Co. on where to get your fresh,locally grown avocados.