Most of the people love avocados because this fruit is highly nutritious with numerous health benefits. It is loaded with healthy fat which stimulates the process of weight loss.
Avocados are rich in following 20 important nutrients:
- Vitamin E
- Potassium (Avocados include twice the quantity of potassium contained in a banana)
- Folic acid
In addition, avocado includes high concentration of cancer-fighting carotenoids.
The California Avocado Commission in 2010 came up with instructions for peeling the avocado adequately which will allow you to gain all the benefits of it.
“The avocados that are grown in California include 11 carotenoids. The USDA’s Agricultural Service claims that avocados include a complex package of phytonutrients, including carotenoids that could give you many health benefits.
Carotenoids prevent appearance of some cancers, heart disease and age-related macular degeneration. Experts from UCLA proved that in California Avocados, the greatest concentration of useful carotenoids is included in the dark green fruit of the avocado closest to the peel.”
This fruit has potent antifungal and antibacterial characteristics which improve the immune system. Moreover, it will enhance the ability of your organism to absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other fruits and vegetables, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein.
Avocado is loaded with amino acid lecithin, which stimulates the function of your brain, protects you from liver overload and stimulates weight loss process.
This means that eating avocado can be very beneficial for your health. Anyway, only several people know how to store them and keep them fresh.
You probably have already noticed that when avocado is cut, the surface becomes brown very fast. This is because of the oxygen, which makes it difficult to refrigerate it for longer period of time. This is because of the enzyme called polyphenol oxidase.
You should do the following: place your avocado in some container with quality lid and put a piece of onion near it. This will keep your avocado fresh.
Cut the onion in larger chunks and put them in the refrigerator. Now you can put the avocado on top of them, ensuring it touches the onions. The gasses from the onions will protect the avocado from oxidation.
You can keep your avocado in this way for one week.