Where does avocado come from?
Avocado is also called American Persea. The avocado tree is native to Mexico. Avocado is grown today not only in Central and South America, but also in Indonesia or India. The favorable climate for the avocado tree, is the tropical or Mediterranean. There are different varieties of avocados, depending on the area of provenance: Mexico, Guatemala, India. The authentic taste of the ripe fruit is a combination of butter, nuts, grassy and earthy flavors.
The benefits of avocado fruit have been discovered in recent years, becoming a favorite of nutritionists, who know well what they are talking about when they recommend it. Archaeological research has shown something else, such as the avocado tree, which has been known since the Aztecs.
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Nutritionists recommend avocado: in salads, sandwiches, to prepare guacamole and to obtain cooking oil. Avocado fruit is very rich in protein, healthy fats (monounsaturated), potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and Vitamins A, C, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6.
Avocados are low in carbohydrates, being recommended for a balanced diet. They have antioxidant properties and protect the liver cell. They have a high potassium content, even higher, than bananas. Through the content of lutein, avocados, contribute to improved vision. Soluble and insoluble fibres of the fruit, contain the proper functioning of the digestive system. Avocados are also used very extensively in cosmetics,for moisturizing and beautifying the skin and hair.
Dessert with avocado
Avocado fruit may seem like a strange ingredient for a juice, but it gives a creamy texture and combines well with fruit that tastes stronger. With this juice you will feel energized throughout the day, as avocado fruit helps to slow the flow of glucose into cells. It’s a great drink to keep hungry intakes.
Squeeze the pineapple and lime. Pour the juice into a blender, along with the remaining ingredients and a small cup with water. Smooth and add more water if the mixture is too dense. You can also add a few ice cubes at the end.
Avocados are among the most nutritious fruits. Being so rich in healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants, they are also ideal in times of stress.
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A few recipes with avocado
Guacamole. In Mexico and Brazil this preparation is consumed frequently. The delicious and slightly prickly taste of this guacamole recipe has snuggled the whole world.
Ingredients: 2 well-baked avocados, 3 garlic cloves, 1/2 finely chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon chillipowder , 1 tablespoon lime juice, a finely chopped tomato, salt, pepper and fresh coriander, depending on taste.
Salad with avocado. Avocado, can be introduced in countless combinations, obtaining the following salads:
- Avocado salad with mango, rucola, onions and chicken cubes in the pan. Dressing is made from olive oil, lemon juice, a little sugar and cumin.
- Chicken salad with avocado, lettuce,olive oil, honey,cumin and chilli.
- Avocado halves filled with mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, avocado cubes, fresh herbs,olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
- Tomatoes,cucumber, red onion and avocado with a lemon dressing.
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