All About Avocadoes


We all know that avocadoes make a great compliment to many meals for out little ones but do you know why they are such an amazing nutritional fruit?

Health Benefits

 –       Half of an avocado contains 35% of the RDA for Vitamin C and over 50% of the RDA for Vitamin K!

–       Avocadoes are an excellent source of fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats.

–       They are full of antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene

–       Avocadoes contain 30% more potassium than a banana!


Selection and Storage

–       -Refrigeration can slow the ripening process.

–       -To quicken the ripening process, store the avocadoes in a paper bag with an apple for 1-2 days.

–       -Sprinkle cut avocado with a dash of lemon juice to prevent browning.

–       -If making a dip like guacamole, put the seed in the dip while refrigerated to prevent browning.

–       You know an avocado is ripe when it is slightly soft to the touch when you press it.

Simple Ways To Add Avocadoes To Meals

–       Substitute avocadoes for butter and oil in recipes such as brownies and cakes.  In general, the ratio is a 1:1.

–       Add to your little ones favorite smoothies!

–       Slice them up along with other veggies for an afternoon snack.

–       Blend them in your favorite dip or make guacamole.


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