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Avocado: Why do avocados appear in almost every photo of veggie and healthy dishes on Instagram?
Because they are full of healthy fats and have a host of benefits for our bodies: it has a deflamation feature that lowers your blood pressure and therefore makes your cholesterol rate decrease. Its anti-inflammatory properties also boost your pancreas and regulates your blood sugar levels, increase the absorption of nutrients, and care for the skin
Avocado gezond: Healthy properties
Nutritional value (quantity 100 g)
- Calories: 160,3 kcal
- Total fat: 15,21 g
- Cholesterol: 0,01 mg
- Sodium: 7,21 mg
- Potassium: 485,32 mg
- Carbohydrates: 9,21 g
- Protein: 2,12 g
The avocado has a creamy, green flesh enclosing a large brown seed. Its mild flavour and creamy consistency make it the ideal partner for a host of recipes and combinations for spreading on toast, improvising salads, making guacamole or accompanying any cereal or vegetable.
There are many types of avocados, and their shape and colour can vary. They can be pear-shaped or round, and can range from green to black. But the most popular variety is called Hass, also known as alligator pear. Regarding the weight, each piece of avocado can weigh from about 200 grams to over a kilo.
Avocado has a high nutritional value. 100 grams of avocado provide 160 calories, most of which are healthy fats and fibre. Avocado contains magnesium and potassium, minerals that promote the proper functioning of the nervous and muscular system and are of great importance for the immune system
The avocado has vitamins A, C, D, K and B. This makes it a good antioxidant due to its vitamin C and E content, which are also essential for the body's neurological levels and cardiovascular health. Vitamin D content encourages a better skeleton health strengthening your bones
Being rich in fibre, avocado helps the body to satiate appetite, prevent constipation and regulate blood glucose levels. Avocados are also rich in oleic acid, a type of fatty acid that helps control cholesterol levels. It also contains folic acid, which is highly recommended to prevent malformations during pregnancy
How do you know if an avocado is ripe?
It can be tricky to tell if an avocado is ripe or not, but there is more than one trick to getting it right. The colour, the darker the riper, is a great clue, and also how hard or soft the avocado is. But it's not a matter of squeezing every avocado that comes our way either. So a good way to find out if the avocado is ripe is to remove the corner of the avocado that remains at the top. If what we see is dark in colour, it means that the avocado is a little overripe. If the colour is green, it means that the avocado still has a few days left to ripen; if it is yellowish, it means that the avocado is ready to be eaten
What avocado good for is being healthy!
Another way to check the ripeness of the avocado is to shake it slightly; if when shaking it you notice that the stone inside moves or gives way slightly when you press it with your fingers, it means that it is ready to be eaten
To find out if it is ripe, remove the top corner: if the small hole that remains is yellowish, it is at the best moment.
We can also help the piece to ripen earlier by wrapping it in newspaper with an apple or a banana, and it will ripen in a couple of days. Conversely, the ripening process can be shortened by wrapping the avocado in cling film or an airtight container to prevent air from reaching the fruit
And if you want to preserve a cut avocado, then sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar on the exposed parts outside the skin and store it in the fridge in an airtight container.