This tropical fruit is rich in unsaturated fats, so that makes it very calorific, and it is also extremely rich in fiber which helps bowel movements.
Avocado is a fruit that comes from Central America, specifically from Mexico. It is cultivated in subtropical and tropical areas in the Mediterranean. Today, you can easily find it in any supermarket.
It has a pear shape and its surface is rough, green or brown. Avocado contains a large pit in the middle, with a diameter of about five to six centimeters. Fruit ripens further after harvesting, just like bananas.
The average size of the fruit is somewhere between seven and 20 centimeters, and weighs between 100 grams and one kilogram. There are several types of avocado.
The caloric value of this fruit is 160 calories per 100 grams, which makes it very calorific. Nutritionally speaking, 100 grams of avocado contains: carbohydrates (8.53 grams), sugar (0.66 grams), fiber (6.7 grams), fat (14.66 grams), saturated fat (2.13 grams), monounsaturated fat (9.8 grams), polyunsaturated fat (1.82 grams), two grams of protein and water – even 73.23 milliliters.
As these numbers show, avocado is rich in fat, but that’s good because these fats are not saturated. About 75 percent of the calories that this fruit provides come from these fats. The share of fiber in avocados is made of approximately 75 percent of the insoluble fiber, which makes this food great for bowel movements and for reducing cholesterol levels. This fruit is rich in vitamin B, and contains vitamins C, E and K, as well as various minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc.
The fruit is not as sweet as other fruits, but has a rich aroma and a smooth, creamy texture. It is used for a variety of exotic dishes and salads. People eat it with sushi, grilled chicken, tortillas, eggs and tuna sandwiches, etc. Avocado is recommended in vegetarian, vegan and fasting diets.
It can be dangerous for pets
Some people are allergic to avocado; it is manifested in two ways. The first problem can come by eating the fruit and it can affect the mouth and throat. Another way is latex allergy at which it causes stomach pain and vomiting. If you have pets, cats, dogs, keep the avocado away from them.