Monday, May 16, 2011


Here are some really interesting nutrient facts about Avocado's.  I got this from a friend who is a Dietitian. 

 AVOCADOS contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps to lower cholesterol and protect against breast cancer.They also contain a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein, as well as measurable amounts of related carotenoids such as zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. Avocados have significant quantities of tocopherols (...vitamin E), and are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure and guard against circulatory diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke. 

Three easy Steps on picking a ripe Avocado
#1: COLOR. The skin of a ripe avocado should be a very dark green, almost black.
#2: FIRMNESS. A ripe avocado isn't rock-hard and it isn't mushy. It should have a fleshy feel, like raw meat. 
#3: MARKINGS. Choose an avocado without bruises or scars.

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