Avocado

avocadoThe scoop on avocados*:

  • They’re a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6.
  • Half of an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat.
  • One whole avocado contains more than 1/3 of our daily value of vitamin C and more than half our daily equirements of vitamin K.

Good to know*:

  • It’s been shown that the healthy monounsaturated fats found in avocados help to better absorb antioxidants found in other veggies, such as lycopene (found in tomatoes, watermelon, pink and red grapefruit, apricots) and beta-carotene (found in carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach, kale, orange). So add some avocado slices or avocado oil (cold pressed is best) to your salads for improved nutrient absorption.
  • If you only need to consume half an avocado, to avoid the browning (oxidation) of the remaining half, sprinkle lemon juice on the remaining/exposed avocado flesh and refrigerate it in an airtight container/plastic bag/cling wrap.
recipes with avocado

Recipes with avocado

*Nutrition reference: WebMD

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