Fun Facts & Tips

The versatile Avocado

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, don’t shy away! Avocados are full of healthy, beneficial fats that help to keep you full and satiated. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating fat slows the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable.

The two most popular varieties of avocados are Hass and Shepard. Hass avocados change colour as they ripen from olive green it may take 2-3 days to ripen when the skin turns purplish and when its black it is full ripe.  Shepard avocados on the other hand stay green even when ripe. Gently press the top of the avocado and if it’s firm, give it a couple of days to ripen.

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