Avocado Festival at The University of San Diego

Music provided by DJ Jerry Beck

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San Diego Avocado festival DJ song playlist - Becks Entertainment

San Diego DJ University of San Diego Avocado Festival

Theme: Daytime – Fun – Acoustic – Light – Airy – Age appropriate – Family – young college students, music playlist

  • Imagine Dragons -Thunder (acoustic live version)

  • Jack Johnson – Upside down

  • John Mayer – Say

  • Greta Van Fleet – Rolling in the Deep

  • Ferris Sylvester – I think you look better in yellow

  • Jason Mraz – Have it all

  • John Mayer – New Light

  • Sugar Ray – Every Morning

  • The Revivalists – Wish I knew you

  • kelly Clarkson – Love so soft (acoustic)

  • Paul Simon – Kodachrome

  • LSD – Thunderclouds

  • Rolie Polie Guacamole

  • George Ezra – Shotgun

  • American Authority – Best day of my life

  • Rusted Root – Send me on my way

  • Imagine Dragons – Natural

  • Shawn Mendes – Under Pressure

  • Calvin Harris – One Kiss

  • Alton Eugene – The Avocado song

  • Meghan Trainor – No excuses

  • Panic at the disco – High Hopes

  • fitz and the tantrumes – HandClap

  • Ingrid Michaelson – celebrate

  • DJ Kass – Scooby Doo Pa Pa

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Guacamole

Providing DJ services for almost 500 students playing songs that will make them want to eat guacamole

  • The Avocados – Guacamole

  • Maroon 5 – What Lovers do

  • Blur – Song 2 (stripped)

  • Charlie Puth – How Long

  • Imagine Dragons – Whatever it takes

  • Axwell – More than you know

  • Good Charlotte – The Anthem

  • Fall out Boy – Uma Thurman

  • Anne Marie – 2002

  • Silk city – Electricity

  • Sigala – Came here for love

  • Alesso – Heroes

  • Charlie Puth – Down for me

  • Lady Gaga – Why did you do that?

  • Marshmello – Friends

  • Ed sheeran – Hit me one more time

Here are a few fun facts about Avocados:

1.They’re fiber rich.

There are 10 grams of fiber in one medium-sized avocado. There are two grams of fiber in one serving, which is one-fifth of a medium avocado. It contains both insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber (which speeds up the passage of foods) accounts for 75%, with the remaining 25% as soluble fiber (the fiber that makes you feel full).

2. Avocados have natural packaging.

Their thick skin protects them; it’s natural packaging! You can’t eat the skin, but it shields the green goodness inside, making avocados perfect for travel.

3. They lower bad cholesterol.

Avocados are one of the only fruits that contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (the good-for-you fat) that helps boost good (HDL) cholesterol and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.

4. They upgrade your dips and spreads. Use avocado as a substitute today!

An avocado serving size is 50 calories, which works out to be 3 thin slices or 2 tablespoons mashed. There are fewer calories than the same amount of butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, peanut butter, almond butter, olive oil, and coconut oil — PLUS avocado has over 20 vitamins and minerals to upgrade your natural diet!

5. Avocados are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and cholesterol-free.

Avocados are naturally FULL of nutrition, so there’s no need for special labels. They’re full of flavor; think of all of the meals you can healthify with avocado!

6. You know when they’re ripe and ready.

Avocados are ripe when they feel heavy for their size, yield to light pressure and are dark in color. But don’t squeeze these delicate babies too hard. Not ripe? Put in a brown paper bag for 2-4 days, or you can speed up this process by putting a banana or apple in the bag.

7. They’re an anti-aging powerhouse.

Supercado is what we should call avocados, because they’re one of the most inexpensive anti-aging tools for your skin! Don’t let its rough outer covering fool you — the inner smoothness and creaminess are what we need for youthful skin. With all of the nutrients, healthy fat and vitamins, an avocado tree could be the next fountain (tree) of youth!

8. They have a fun etymology.

The word “avocado” comes from the Spanish word aguacate, which is from the the Nahuatl word ahuacatl (aw u cot tul). In  Chile, they called it palta, which is its Quechua name. It’s also sometimes called the alligator pear due to the shape and rough green skin (cut it open and it looks like an alligator eye, too). I prefer to call it palta; my strong love for avocados started in Chile.

9. They’re a climacteric fruit.

Yes, avocado is a fruit and is climacteric, meaning it matures on the tree but ripens off of the tree. The “paltas” we get in non-avocado bearing climates are picked hard and green and kept in coolers until they reach their final destination. Avocados must be mature to ripen properly. In a perfect world they would fall off the tree and ripen on the ground naturally.

10. Avocados need love, too.

Avocado trees do not self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by to bear fruit. The avocado is an Aztec symbol of love and fertility, and they also grow in pairs on trees.

11. There are over 500 varieties of avocados in the world, with the most popular in the United States being the Hass varieties.

12. First things first, avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable. They belong to the Genus Persea in the Lauraceae (lor riss e eye) family. That’s pretty technical so the big take away is the avocado is not a vegetable but rather a fruit.

13. Avocados contain four grams of protein, making them the fruit with the highest protein content!

14. Avocado trees do not self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by in order to grow. Avocados are an Aztec symbol of love and fertility, and they also grow in pairs on trees.

15. Don’t just think of avocados as a savory addition to sandwiches and salads, Brazilians actually add avocados to ice cream. Hmm, that adds a new twist to eating ice cream and cake

16. You can tell that an avocado is ripe when they feel heavy for their size and are dark in color. If you want to quicken the ripening process, simply put one in brown paper bag for 2-4 days. You can speed this process up even more by putting adding a banana to the bag.

17. Avocados mature on the tree, but only ripen once they are taken off the tree.

18. Hass is the most popular variety of avocado grown worldwide. The Hass tree was discovered in the backyard of a mailman named Rudolph Hass in Californina in the 1930’s and Hass patented his tree in 1935.

** story A Ventura County Star profile of Rudolph’s ancestors recalls that “one stubborn baby tree, grown from a Guatemalan seed of unknown parentage, wouldn’t accept a graft,” so Rudolph set it aside as an experiment. When that tree first bore fruit Rudolph was delighted with the results; his avocados were far more creamy and flavorful than the Fuerte variety that were prevalent at the time. He filed a patent on this “Hass Avocado” (the first patent on a tree!) and arranged with a local grower named Harold Brokaw to bring his discovery to market.

In an article on the origins of the Hass avocado, Rudolph’s granddaughter Cindy Miller describes how the partnership with Brokaw let the cat out of the bag. “Since it was the first patent ever issued on a tree, it got no respect. Growers would buy one tree from Mr. Brokaw who had the exclusive right to produce the nursery trees.  They would then re-graft their whole grove with the bud wood from that one tree.”

Over the years Hass seeds spread across the world and the mother tree slowly grew to a towering height of 65 feet. Rudolph never got rich on his patent, collecting less than $4,000 from Brokaw, but he took pride in the fact that these delicious avocados bore his family name. The mother tree stood beside the Hass homestead at 430 West Road, La Habra Heights until 2002 when it succumbed to the dreaded root rot. The mother’s wood is being lovingly preserved in Ventura by the Brokaw Nursery. But it’s legacy lives on in all of the the delicious recipes that include the Hass Avocado

 

19. On average, 53.5 million pounds of guacamole are eaten every Super Bowl Sunday, enough to cover a football field more than 20 feet thick.

20. Speaking of guacamole, the origin of the word comes from Spanish explorers could not pronounce the Aztec word for avocado, “ahuacatl,” so they called the avocado “aguacate.”

21. Avocados have the highest fiber content of any fruit and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and folate.

22. Hass Avocado Ripeness indicators:

Generally, the pebbly skin on a California Hass Avocado darkens a bit as it ripens (see our cards below for exceptions) and begins to yield to gentle pressure when squeezed gently in the palm of your hand

Note: Color alone is not always the best indicator of ripeness! Learn how to choose and use

The perfect avocado texture is silky smooth and the flavor is rich and nutty

23. Eating the seed of the avocado

Did you know that after you eat the creamy insides of the avocado most people throw away the seed which makes up 20% of the avocado? Here is how you can eat the avocado seed. After taking it out, rinse and dehydrate at 250 degrees farenhight for 2 hours.Then remove the outerskin and place it on the counter. Dice cut the pit in half then continue to dice it up. Put it in a blender and pulse until it’s turned into a powder. You can then take it and add it to your smoothie or ice cream, oatmeal or baking. The benefits are that the pit contains 70% of the antioxidants found in the entire avocado. It’s rich in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber balances your blood sugar. Reduces cholesterol levels. Anti-inflammatory which helps with a host of health issues like asthma, heart desease cancer and more

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