Avocado: High in Fat
Yes, finally this year, the avocado tree in our backyard produces these oh-so-big-green-fruits. We have two avocado trees, the other one did not produce any fruit this year. Some farmers say the flowers must have been attacked by pests. We do not spray pesticides to our trees here. We just let nature take care of them.
And, look at what we got even without fertilizers and pesticides….
Lovely. Are they? Yet, they’re not ready for eating. Mature as they are, they’re still unripe. TIP: To hasten the ripening process, just right after picking, I wrapped each avocado into old newspapers, place in a small box, then cover.
On the third day…here they are…from green to purple…
Check out the lovely green flesh…so thick…
Ready for some guacamole or mixing with other greens to make salads. It’s one fruit where one can indulge without feeling guilty of the FATS.
Yes, avocados have a higher FAT CONTENT. Yes. But, that kind of FAT that falls into HEALTHIER DIETARY FAT –the MUFA (Monounsaturated fatty acids).
What does MUFA do to our body?
MUFA help improve blood cholesterol levels which can lower risk of heart diseases. It can have great benefits to insulin levels and blood sugar control which is very helpful in Type 2 Diabetes.
Clearly, avocados’ fats are healthier fats which are essential for better body functions.
Next post will be about how we enjoyed those avocados.
How about you? Can you recommend avocado recipes?
There’s still few pieces left in the backyard tree…I will be needing some fresh recipes