What is avocado

Fruit or vegetable?

It grows avocado mainly in subtropical and tropical climates throughout South and Central America. The leaves of the tree and the bone have strong toxicity due to their high persin content. Therefore, they are quite dangerous not only for humans, but also for animals. But the pear-shaped fetus is very useful for health. It consists of a large number of useful substances:

– copper;
– calcium;
– potassium
– phosphorus;
– iron; – folic acid and much more.

It also contains vitamins: A, E, B2, B3, C, D, K, P. The

calorie content of fruit is high – 234 kcal. Therefore, it is recommended to eat no more than halves of avocado in one take.

Although the taste of the fruit is not similar to the taste of any fruit, rather resembles an oily vegetable, it is classified as fruit fruit. In cooking avocados are used to prepare vegetable salads and snacks. Fruit oil has found use in the field of cosmetology. It is included in creams, shampoos and masks.

Avocado is a healer

Because of the rich content of nutrients, avocado refers to healing products. It is possible to restore the body in avitaminosis, strengthen the vessels and heart muscle. It contains oleic acid, which cleaves excess cholesterol in the blood and cleans the vessels.

Due to the high content of vitamin E, regular consumption of fruit helps in the fight against atherosclerosis.

Helps avocado in diabetes and thyroid disease. As a prevention, it can be used in cancer and anemia.

Avocado contains a lot of protein. Due to this, it is injected into nutrition to build additional muscle mass to athletes.

This fruit can adequately replace meat products for vegetarian food. But because of the high calorie, it’s not worth eating too much of it.

A great preference is given for avocados in cosmetology as well. Its nourishing oily consistency serves as an excellent natural mask for the skin of the face. It is possible to relieve irritation in psoriasis or diathesis.

This fruit also has a beneficial effect on the hair. Oil rubbed into hair roots strengthens and nourishes them. The same effect has a nourishing mask of fresh flesh. Avocado and egg yolk fat kashice should be applied to the roots of the hair and wrapped the head. After an hour, rinse everything with warm water.

Avocados in cooking


most commonly mentioned about the preparation of avocados in Mexican cuisine. Very popular among this people is the diner dish — guacamole. It’s a kind of puree with lime juice and spices.

In European cuisine, fruit is an ingredient of many snacks, cold and hot salads. It is indispensable in vegetarian cuisine. The
very ripe avocado has a mild consistency. From it you can prepare puree with added fruit for baby food. But slightly immature fruits are more suitable for preparing salads.

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