Monday, October 15, 2012
Avocado is the main ingredient of guacamole. Did you know that Americans eat about 8 million pounds of guacamole during the Super Bowl? That's a lot! It is also very popular in vegetarian cuisine as substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because of its high fat content.
Avocado is a healthy food. It is a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. Per 100g, an avocado has 160 calories, 9.80 grams of healthy monounsaturated, and only 2.13 grams of saturated fat. Recent research shows that antioxidants such as lycopene and beta-carotene are better absorbed with the healthy monounsaturated fat avocados have in abundance. High avocado intake was shown in one preliminary study to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Healthy and yummy - who wouldn't want that?