Avocados are both savory and sweet. Every week I buy quite a few avocados because I know we will eat them all. Here is a very tasty and nutritious dessert!
Avocados are classified as a fruit and they are loaded with good fatty acids — primarily monounsaturated fats (the same as olive oil). There is a good omega 3 to 6 ratio. Additionally, they contain lots vitamins, A, K and choline. There is also a considerable amount of folate and vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. In fact, avocados have twice as much potassium as banana.
In this study published in the Journal of Nutrition, the researchers found that the carotenoids found in vegetables were much better absorbed in the presence of avocados. They felt that it was due to the fat content of the avocado that enabled better nutrient absorption.
Putting avocado in your salad will be a great benefit for absorption of all the nutrients in the raw vegetables.
Similarly, eating fat with vegetables also enhances nutrient and mineral absorption as recommended by the Weston Price Foundation.
There are certain fruits and vegetables that are not heavily sprayed with pesticides and/or just don’t seem to retain them. Avocados are not heavily sprayed and they also do not appear to retain pesticides. That means that is is fine to buy regular avocados that are not organic. Why spend the extra money when you do not need to?
Check out my video/recipe for avocado oil Minute Mayonnaise. If you have had trouble making mayonnaise, you need to watch this video! I share with you my fool-proof method for making mayonnaise perfectly each time!
Read more about the Health Benefits of Avocado Oil.
Read about the Top Eight Avocado Recipes! You’ll get some good ideas!Print