What are they?
The avocado is a member of flowering plant family Lauraceae. They are fatty fruits and have a green-skinned, fleshy body.
Avocados are loaded with fibre, high in antioxidants, rich in vitamins and minerals. An avocado holds 36% of the daily requirement of Vitamin K, 30% of Vitamin B9 (folate) and 20% each of Vitamin B5, B6, C and potassium. They are also rich in Vitamin E, copper, niacin and riboflavin1.
Avocados may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels which are the major rich factor for heart disease. They are filling, high in fibre and low in carbs that make it a weight loss friendly food. Avocados may also reduce symptoms of arthritis.
How to use them
- Salads: You can make a salad using plain avocado and watermelon or mango chicken or egg or tuna.
- Smoothies: Make avocado smoothies using avocado and other fruits such as kiwi, banana, chocolate, and pineapple.
- Mashed avocado toasts: Mashed avocado toasts are also delicious and easy to make.