What’s Happening in July…
July Highlights & Did You Know?
National Grilling Month
Avocado 101—National Avocado Day
Safe Minimum Internal Temperature
Ground Beef or Pork 160°F
Ground Poultry 165°F
Fresh Beef or Lamb 145°F
All Poultry 165°F
Hot Dogs 165°F
Pork Chops/Ribs 145°F
- Buy a food thermometer and be sure to cook your food to safe minimum internal temperature.
- Keep your grill clean! Clean your grill with hot soapy water and remove any charred debris or grease after each use.
- Keep them separated! To avoid cross contamination, keep your raw and ready to eat foods separate. Be sure to use clean cutting boards and utensils between raw and fully cooked items.
- Watch the clock! Perishable foods should not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. When the temperatures outside are around 90°F or more, the 2 hour rule becomes the 1 hour rule! Or, keep perishable foods on ice to keep them properly chilled. This includes condiments too!
- When in Doubt, throw it out! If you have left overs, store in the refrigerator. Grilled items have a shelf life of 3-4 days. Always reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F.
National Avocado Day—July 31st
Cucumber, Black Bean & Avocado Salad
Yield: 6 servings
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 can Black Beans, rinsed
1 & 1/4 cups Corn, drained
1 avocado, diced
1 red pepper, diced
Salt & pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- Place cucumber, black beans, corn, red pepper cherry tomatoes and cilantro in a bowl.
- Cut lime in 2 halves. Squeeze the fresh juice from lime onto salad and stir well.
- Mix in avocado
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Calories: 183, Protein: 6.5 grams, Carbohydrate: 25.3 grams,
Fiber: 7.9 grams,
Total Fat: 7.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g.
♦Although Avocados are classified as a vegetable with the USDA, they are considered a fruit because they fit the botanical criteria for a berry.
♦The avocado is also called an “Alligator Pear” because of it’s pear shape and green skin
♦The size of the avocado does not indicate the quality or amount of fruit. The seed inside grows with the fruit, so the fruit to seed ratio remains about the same.
♦Avocados are considered heart healthy, as they are naturally low in sodium, cholesterol and trans fat free!
♦Although an avocado contains fat, majority of the fat is mono– and polyunsaturated and do not raise “bad cholesterol” levels (LDL).
♦Avocados are also a good source of antioxidants, including Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
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