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Everything you need to know about avocado

Nutrition Tip

posted by Research Admin 1 on 30 April 2020

Medical News Today, April 30, 2020

The avocado is the fatty fruit of the avocado tree, scientifically known as Persea americana. It is native to Mexico and Central America.

The avocado has a smooth and creamy texture. It is rich in monounsaturated fats and is much higher in fat than most other fruits.

Avocados have a unique nutrition profile. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E, and vitamin C.

Research has linked eating avocados with various health benefits, such as a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. They are also very satiating and may be useful for weight loss.

There are many types of avocados, varying in color, size, and shape. People can eat avocado raw, in smoothies, or in dips, including guacamole.

Avocados are usually pear-shaped to round, and they come in a variety of colors, ranging from pale green to almost black when fully ripe.

The most popular type is called Hass avocado, which is round with black skin.

To read more about the nutritional value of avocados, click here.