Avocado is the ingredient of the year, food trend expert Nancy Kruse declared in her annual State of the Plate address at MUFSO. Kruse said the fruit, which is appearing in everything from the latest version of Chick-fil-A’s Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap to desserts such as the Avocado PopSorbetto at Popbar, “plays well with other ingredients” because of its mild flavor and creamy texture. Additionally, she said, its green color suggests freshness — an essential cue ...

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