Fruits have many uses for human aside from being a natural healthy food. And avocado is that kind of fruit. Avocado usually grows in tropical and sub-tropical countries like the different countries in Asia. There are benefits of avocado that people are enjoying throughout the years. The fruit was small and has a dark colored skin that contains large seed inside. The word avocado was first indexed in 1696 included in Jamaican plants category. The fruit was first known as a fertility fruit by the Aztecs. And in some other South American countries, it is called la manzana del invierno which means the apple of the winter in English language.
Avocado is an important crop item in the agricultural field. It is classified as a flowering plant and its fruit is also known as a large berry that contains large seed. The shape of the fruit is usually spherical or egg-shaped. Avocado fruits are commercially available and valuable around the world. Some avocados are greened skinned and has pear shape that can be ripened after harvesting. A ripened avocado yields to pressure held in the hand and squeezed. The flesh part gets easily prone to browning specially when exposed to air. And to prevent this enzymatic browning, lemon or lime juice can be added just after it is peeled. Avocado contains a higher fat compared to most of the known fruits . The fat is called monounsaturated fat that makes the fruit as a staple food in the diet of some various groups like the vegans. This makes the avocado fruit very popular in the vegetarian cuisine, making it as a substitute for meats dishes just like in salads and sandwiches. The fruit is fatty but it does not taste sweet. Instead, it has a subtle flavor with smooth and texture which is almost creamy.
Many products can be derived from avocados. The benefits of avocado are widely enjoyed in the cuisine and food industry. Some would use it to make avocado milkshake with chocolate syrup and a base of a dip or a spread on a toast. Avocado can also be used in making ice cream and other desserts and it can be mixed with eggs dishes like scrambled and tortillas. In some other countries in Asia, avocados are used to make juices or as a drink mixed with sugar, milk and water. It can be also being eaten as it is or by mixing it with powdered milk, chocolate syrup and ice. And of course it can be a mixed with other fruits when making a fruit salad or fruit delicacies. Can be also served together with chicken meat or other dish as a side dish. In some other countries, it is often eaten as it is. Some other products made or derived from avocados are rejuvenating facial cream, avocado soap bar, avocado oil and shampoos having avocado extracts.
Avocado decreases harmful cholesterol of the consumer and increases the amount of helpful cholesterol in the body. It is discovered to have a natural antibacterial component. It has 60% more potassium compared to bananas. Avocados are also rich in B vitamins that are used to treat anxiety problems and have therapeutic effects. The fruit is also rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K and have a high fiber content. It is very advisable to consume avocados as much as possible to be able to avoid fatigue problems and be able to effectively control weight gains.