I recently posted a few recipes using avocado. You may hear that avocados are healthy and they contain healthy fats, but that’s not all. There is so much more to learn about avocados.
Did you know?
- There are more than 80 varieties of avocados. The most common is the Hass avocado. The original mother tree of avocados still stands in California.
- Acocados are actually a member of the berry family.
- The avocado is also known as an alligator pear, due to its shape, green skin, and rough texture. And apparently you can get a t-shirt that says it too!
- Half a medium sized avocado has 160 calories and provides 15 grams of heart healthy unsaturated fat, with only 2 grams of saturated fat.
- Along with providing healthy fats, avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin B6.
- Avocados can be a part of many restricted diets. They are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, and cholesterol-free.
- On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans consume about 8 million pounds of guacamole. For Cinco de Mayo, it’s 14 million pounds.
- Avocados can be used as a face mask for beautiful skin. Avocados have biotin which helps prevent dry skin. Combine 1/2 avocado (mashed), 1 tsp honey, and 1 tsp of greek yogurt.
- How to easily slice an avocado:
- Some people love avocados so much they get tattoos!
- How to determine if your avocado is ripe:
So what I’m trying to say is:
Try these healthy recipes using avocados: