Avocado is an extremely useful fruit for health. They are rich in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium. There are also several avocado benefits, with research suggesting that avocados could help enhance heart health, boost weight loss, and keep your digestive tract running smoothly.
Is avocado a fruit or a vegetable?
Although it’s used as a vegetable in the culinary world, avocados are actually a fruit. They are great in both savory and sweet dishes.
The fruit itself is typically characterized by a dark outer peel with smooth green flesh inside and a large pit in the middle. It has a mild taste and creamy texture that works well in many different dishes and recipes. The most popular use of avocado is in the form of guacamole, a traditional Mexican and Central American sauce that is also good for burgers and sandwiches. You can also use avocado as a fat substitute during baking, or just as a substitute for mayonnaise in sandwiches. Here you add as much avocado as any other fat. This is a way to reduce your intake of unhealthy calories. For example, 100 g of avocado contains 14.66 g of fat, while the same amount of oil contains 81 g of fat. Avocado can replace oil during baking, so you can cut down on calories and still get a delicious dish.
What are the health benefits of Avocado?
- It is the most lipophilic (oil soluble) antioxidant-containing fruit.
- It contains useful bioactive phytochemicals that are reported to have anti-carcinogenic properties.
- Balances blood pressure because of contains high potassium and low sodium.
- It contains essential fatty acids that must be taken with nutrients.
- It cleanses the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system with glutathione material contains.
- It acts as a nutritional supplement because of the increased absorption of fat-soluble foods.
- According to some studies, was determined that the addition of avocado oil to nutrients could increase antioxidant absorption by 2.6 to 15 times.
- Compared to other fruits, avocado contains very little sugar. The glycemic index load of avocado is expected to be approximately zero.
- Thus, blood sugar control and weight management can help in situations such as.
- It feeds beneficial bacteria in intestines with high fiber ratio and provides probiotic effect and prevents constipation. It has 25% soluble fiber content.
- It should be consumed in the treatment of iron deficiency with rich iron content.
DID you know?
- Avocados are an Aztec symbol of love and fertility. They even grow in pairs on trees. Avocado trees do not self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by to grow
- 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 California in the 1930’s and Hass patented his tree in 1935.
- Avocados are sometimes called “alligator pears”
- July 31 is National Avocado Day. Sept 16 is National Guacamole Day.
- Americans Are Spending at Least $900,000 Per Month on Avocado Toast, According to Square
How to choose a ripe Avocado?
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 a brown paper bag for 2-4 days. You can speed this process up even more by putting adding a banana to the bag.
Avocado toast recipe
In General, I advise everyone to include this fruit in their diet, except for those who are allergic to citrus. Also, do not try to chew his bone, it is very toxic!!!