Avocado facts

What do we know about avocados? It’s perfect in salads and smoothies, vegan sandwiches and burgers, a healthier alternative to butter, and of course… creamy, delicious guacamole! Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, fiber and fats, today we will talk about avocados. 1. Although often referred to as a vegetable, avocado is actually a fruit.

2. Skin color is not the best way to tell if an avocado is ripe. To understand whether the fruit is ripe, you need to slightly press it. The finished fruit will be generally firm, but will also yield to light finger pressure.

3. If you bought an unripe avocado, wrap it in newspaper and place it in a dark place at room temperature. You can also add an apple or banana to the newspaper, this will speed up the ripening process.

4. Avocados help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients from foods. Thus, an avocado eaten with a tomato will contribute to the absorption of beta-carotene.

5. Avocado does not contain cholesterol.

6. 25 g of avocado contains 20 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

7. The very first mention of eating avocados dates back to 8000 BC.

8. Avocados can stay on the tree for as long as 18 months! But they ripen only after they are removed from the tree.

9. September 25, 1998 avocado was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the most nutritious fruit in the world.

10. The homeland of the avocado is Mexico, although it is currently grown in many countries such as Brazil, Africa, Israel, and the USA.

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