Some quick info on avocados:
Avocados are the only fruit high in monounsaturated fat-which is excellent for cardiovascular health.
An average avocado contains approximately 30 grams of healthy fat.
The monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in avocados can help you keep from craving carbs because they help stabilize fluctuating blood sugar levels.
There are approximately 55 calories per ounce of avocado.
There are 5 grams of fat in one ounce of avocado.
85% of avocados calories come from the healthy fats.
Avocados help fight inflammation.
Avocados help promote a feeling of fullness partially because of the 3 grams of fiber in every two ounces.
One cup of avocado contains approximately 44 milligrams of magnesium.
Avocados contain about 136 milligrams of potassium per ounce.
The help reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure.
They’re also good source of Vitamin K.
How to ripen an avocado
If the avocado is firm when you get it, you can place it in a paper bag on the counter to help speed up the ripening stage.
If you want to ripen it even faster, put a banana in the bag and fold the bag shut and the avocado should be ripe in 24 hours because of the ethylene gas released from the banana.
How long do avocados stay good?
A ripe avocado can be kept good in the frig for about 7 days.
How to cut an avocado
Use a sturdy large knife to cut the avocado in half, length wise…
going around the seed.
You cannot cut directly through the avocado.
You cut down into it until you feel it hit the seed and rotate, cutting the whole length,
then use your hands to twist the halves apart.
Easy ways to eat avocados
You can slice up avocado and add it to your salad
top off your sandwich with it
add it to quiche
cut it up and add to an omelet
make guacamole (you knew that was coming right)
add it to your smoothie
just slice and eat alone
there are countless ways to enjoy this nutritious delicious fruit.