Avocados are a nutritionally dense fruit that has become a regular in the superfood scene. We’re taking a closer look at avocados to learn all about them. Save the graphic below and read on to find out everything you need to know about avocados!
WHAT TYPES OF AVOCADOS ARE THERE?
Different varieties include Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Pinkerton, Reed, and Zutano. Most people tend to cook with the Hass variety.
ARE AVOCADOS GOOD FOR YOU?
Avocados are very good for you. They are boasting all kinds of nutritional benefits like high fiber, high potassium, and healthy fats.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITION OF AN AVOCADO?
In a 50g serving of a Hass avocado, the nutrition is:
- Calories 84
- Net Carbs .9g
- Fat 7.7g
- Protein 1g
WHEN IS AN AVOCADO RIPE?
Look for an avocado’s skin to turn from green to dark green, almost black. Also, check the firmness of an avocado by pressing against it firmly with your pointer finger. Ideally, you want to be able to easily indent the avocado. If it’s hard, it’s not ripe yet, and if it’s super soft, it may be past its prime.
WHAT DIETS AND LIFESTYLES DO AVOCADOS FIT INTO?
HOW TO COOK WITH AVOCADO?
Avocados are mostly used raw. Although you can bake or grill them, we suggest using them raw when they’re perfectly ripe. Peel and remove the pit. You can mash it and add lime and cilantro for a simple guac. You can spread it on a piece of toast. You can cube it and use it in a green smoothie. Or just add slices to a salad or sandwich!
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