Avocados are pretty much the world’s most perfect food (if you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan!). It is the fruit of the Avocado tree, but unlike most fruit, it isn’t high in carbohydrates. Instead it’s filled with healthy fats and tons of nutrients.
There are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from pear-shaped to round) and color (from green to black) can vary between them. They can also weigh anywhere from 8 ounces (220 grams) to 3 pounds (1.4 kg).
Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
- Folate: 20% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
- It also contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).
Sounds like a pretty good way to get a ton of vitamins and minerals. Even better, they’re great for low-carb and keto diets, and just eating healthy, whole foods in general. Here are 6 of my favorite ways to enjoy this amazing superfood.
Ah yes, the ubiquitous avocado toast, favorite of millennials, and cause of much angst in the reporting world. But you know what, it’s DAMN GOOD FOOD. And this recipe from Annie Reeves is at the top of my list.
I swear I’m not crazy. These things are amazing, the avocado creates such richness and flavor and really brings out the chocolate flavor. Try it!
I agree with the author of this recipe that the best Guacamole is simple and this recipe with it’s minimal ingredients is one of my favorites.
From the Recipe: The concept is simple—a quick, basic chicken salad that uses mashed avocado as a binder instead of the more traditional mayonnaise. And boy does it work. It’s creamy like traditional chicken salad, but amazingly flavorful, and full of healthy fats.
Serve these babies fresh out of the pan so they’re hot and crispy and you’ll never miss the carb-laden, greasy fries!
Another recipe that uses avocado instead of mayo, and a dish that would be perfect for a spring picnic. The fresh, light taste works as either a main meal or served as a side.
What about you guys? What are your favorite Avocado recipes.?
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