This beautiful green goddess originates from a tree and is a member of the flowering plant Lauraceae. Botanically speaking it is a large berry containing a single seed. Interesting, right?? More like DELICIOUS!
This powerhouse is virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, both are associated with lower blood lipids such as LDL and VLDS, while increasing HDL. It is very low in sodium, sugar, and cholesterol free (maybe that's why it's an egg's best friend). This lil lady per ONE THIRD of the fruit provides nearly 20 essential nutrients, including a good source of fiber and folate, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid.They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. Now that's dare I say, a superfood???
I could go on and on regarding this delightful fruit, but why not check out 31 avocado and nutrition facts, here, and see for yourself what this more than Instagram trendy fruit can do for you!
Ayurvedically speaking, the qualities of the avocado are heavy, dense, stable, moist, and nourishing. Not too many fruits ground Vata in their raw form, but avocados are a head above the rest!
While, yes, the avocado is thought of in its savory form (egg's best friend), but I've been venturing into the sweet side. If you haven't experienced the avocado paired with unsweetened cacoa, prepare to be amazed. This easy recipe can be modified a number of different ways to boost the nutritional content based on what's in your pantry (can you say flaxseeds?).
When in season, there is a reason! A reason to buy up as many as you can, and enjoy the benefits, and bask in the graciousness of how the fruit made it to your counter. And the good news is, between all the spots that avocados are grown, they are technically always in season! Yay!
So give this nourishing treat a go, and check out the recipe from Love One Today, which, side note, I may never close out their recipe page!