Avocado is a large berry fruit with one large seed in its core, but between that seed and the green peel, there is the luscious flesh, with its buttery melting texture which gives it the name “Butter fruit”, blessed with healthy monounsaturated & omega-3 fatty acids.
But the nutrients list does not stop there, as avocado carries a wealthy amount of compounds like folic acid, niacin, lutein, riboflavin & beta-carotene, topped off with Vitamins C, K, B6 & E, and natural minerals.
Avocados are known also with the name “alligator pears”, for their bell-shape and hard inedible green peel.
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Tips for storing & eating avocado:
- Avocado peel is not edible
- The greener flesh below the peel is the healthiest part of the fruit
- Gently slide a spoon below the seed to scoop it out
- Cut the avocado in half then in wedges to ease the peeling
- Avocado softens (become less firm) when ripe
- Avocados are best consumed when they are fully ripe
- Refrigeration slows the ripening of avocado
- to ripen faster, Leave avocado in room temperature for 1 day