Avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America. This tree produces fruits (or technically large berries) – avocados that are also called alligator pears.
Did you know?
- Avocado trees grow up to 20 meters
- The fruit can weight from 100 grams to 1 kilo
- Avocado can be used in baking as a substitution for butter
- Its flesh is a main ingredient for the Mexican dip known as guacamole
- Excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids
- Rich in Potassium (helps to keep healthy blood pressure levels)
- Very good source of antioxidants (vitamin K, C, E, B complex)
- 0 % of cholesterol & sodium
- Low in saturated fat
- Rich in fiber
- Source of magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorous
How to eat:
Breakfast – sliced on a toast, or as a spread (mixed with olive oil, chia seeds and lemon juice) or any way you like
Lunch – in salads (add to your favorite salad)
Dinner – as a side
Snack – as a dip/salsa (add some fresh chilies, onions, tomatoes and process until smooth)
Drink – smoothies, milkshakes
Store at room temperature. Some avocados need time to ripen (up to 4-5 days) when bought in store. Some of them are soft and ready to be eaten right away.
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