The Amazing Avocado

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

For all the guacamole-lovers out there, this one’s for you!

The avocado is a fruit (identifiable by it’s pit) and it has wonderful health benefits.  It grows on a tree native to South Central Mexico. It matures on the tree, but ripens off the tree.  It is a healthy fat, which was mentioned in a previous post, and a delicious snack.  Since the avocado has a lot of history and facts about it, I’m including it’s Wikipedia link here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado

 

You can actually find a lot of information about the avocado just by “googling” it.   Here is another helpful and accurate link.

http://www.livescience.com/45209-avocado-nutrition-facts.html

For nutritional facts from the USDA (United State Department of Agriculture), read more at this link.

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2156?fgcd=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=35&offset=&sort=&qlookup=09037

And for a great guacamole recipe, try this!

http://food52.com/recipes/15787-spicy-guacamole