Avocados have a variety of shapes and types, ranging from the smallest size as cocktail until very large for the whole family.
Nutritional Ingredients Fruit AvocadosVitamin B1, B2, and B6
- Rich in calories and very tasty when added to salads, the avocado calorie content is derived from unsaturated fat.
- A good source of vitamin E, the vitamin is commonly found in vegetables, preventing oxidative damage.
- Contains Vitamin B to keep the nerves.
- Avocados are useful for preventing heart disease, maintain healthy skin and good blood circulation.
The Aztecs and the Incas are very aware of avocados which are shaped like a pear and regard it as an important food. This fruit comes from Guatemala and is often called alligator pear because the skin is thick and gnarled. The main types are often found that Fuerte with the characteristics of the fruit skin is green, thick and smooth. As well as Hass size smaller than Blackish types of skin (right)
Vitamin and Mineral Fruit AvocadosAvocado is a good source for some types of vitamins that are not normally present in vegetables, for example, vitamin E are commonly found in nuts and vegetable oils, vitamin B6 and folate. Vitamin E is important to protect cell membranes so that not oxidized fats that increase the risk of free radicals.
Another function is to maintain healthy skin, heart blood circulation, nerves, muscles and red blood cells. In addition, Vitamin E is also beneficial for male fertility which plays a role in increasing sperm count. Avocados also contain vitamin B apart from folate, including also thiamin (B1) and riboflavin (B2), which the body needs to release energy. Like the other fruits avocados also contain vitamin C.
Other minerals such as copper are also found in avocados, copper is important for the formation of red blood cells and helps the absorption of iron from food though the mineral is not too much attention.
Avocados contain a number of NSP (fiber) which is sufficient in an easily digestible form. Dikepulauan Caribbean who have diverse varieties, made butter and avocado are known as the "poor man's butter". When mixed with yogurt and spices, avocados can be made into a variety of flavored sauce. Avocados also are added in the form of pieces into a salad.
The fruit is recommended as infant food as nutritious, tasty, easy to eat and digest. Babies are introduced to the avocado since 4 months.
Unripe avocados can be stored in a paper bag with a banana to make it cook faster. peeled avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 days.
Fat as fuel
Almost 30% of the content in the form of fat-rich avocado calories. However, but the fat content is not classified as hazardous to health monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats should replace saturated fats in the diet because cholesterol-reducing levels of bad (LDL) without lowering cholesterol levels of good (HDL). In this way, the avocado is a food that is useful in the prevention of heart disease even though the portions should be limited to those who are in a diet program.