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How is avocado useful, how to choose and cook it correctly


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Avocados are called vegan meat, super food and vitamin bomb. Popular fruit today - yes, it is a fruit! - really very useful and nutritious. Let's see what is so wonderful about him.


Walnut, vegetable or fruit
The Aztecs introduced avocados to the whole world and used this product as an aphrodisiac. Translated from their language, the name of the fruit means "testicle". There is another name - “alligator pear”. Avocado grows on a tree very reminiscent of laurel, sometimes it reaches 18 meters in height. For a long time avocado was considered a nut, later it was equated with vegetables because of its unsweetened taste. Still, avocado is a fruit.

Perfect superfood
Avocados have almost no sugar, and they do not contain harmful saturated fats. Fruit - the most valuable source of vegetable fat, it contains oleic acid, which fights against atherosclerosis, splitting cholesterol. In avocados there are potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, mineral substances, a whole complex of vitamins - A, B, D, E, PP. By the content of potassium and vitamin E, this fruit is superior to any vegetable analogues. That is why avocado successfully fights aging processes, cardiovascular diseases, anemia, reduces stress and improves memory, improves the functioning of the digestive tract. Avocado oil treats skin and joint damage. And, yes, it is a truly effective aphrodisiac.

We choose and store correctly
Most avocado fruits in supermarkets are a little underripe. Transportation and sale of such fruits is better, because they do not have time to spoil. Choose darker fruits, but avoid dents and skin damage. Gently remove the stem and look at the fruit. If the place where it was attached, brown, this fruit is not worth taking. Green, yellow - you can put in the basket. However, avocado matures well and at home outside the refrigerator. To keep half an avocado fresh, sprinkle it with lemon juice and do not remove the bone. You can put the fruit next to the slices of fresh onions. Ripe avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days, but for underripe this advice is not suitable.


Tasty and healthy
Avocado toast is one of the most nutritious and healthy breakfasts that is easily absorbed by the body. Avocados are added to salads and smoothies, mixed with boiled eggs, tuna, vegetables, nuts, seafood, added to sushi and rolls, cooked Mexican guacamole. Peeled and sliced ​​fruit is sprinkled with lime or lemon juice so that it does not lose color and freshness, and added to the dishes last. 100 g avocado contains about 210-245 kcal.

Be careful with the bone - you can not eat it. But you can pierce with toothpicks and fix over a glass of water so that the liquid slightly touches the bottom of the core. So you can grow a pretty tree at home.

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