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Cook With Avocado: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

Silly Food Fact

Did you know that Avocado’s are a fruit (not a vegetable) and were once considered to be a luxury food and only enjoyed by royalty?

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Why Our Bodies Love It

Avocados are great for athletic and fitness activity because they replenish necessary carbohydrates, glycogen and body fluids burned during exercise.

Care and Picking

Picking a ripe avocado can sometimes be tricky.  Most are ripe when they turn from green to deep purple.  However, they must also be the right density.  If an avocado gives slightly to gentle pressure, it’s ready to be eaten!

More on how to pick an avocado can be found at avocadocentral.com

Tips and Warnings

Avocado’s can turn brown when exposed to air.  If you’re making a dip, add a little lemon juice and it will keep its beautiful green color.

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One cup of avocado =
4.5 g of Protein
19.62 g of Carbohydrate
1166 mg of Potassium
23.0 mg of Vitamin C
175 mg Beta-sitosterol
0 mg Cholesterol

 

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