What Are Avocados?

Avocados are also known as alligator pears. Its pebbly skin is what makes it so similar to a pear. They are found in warmer areas of the world, where they can be found on tall evergreen trees.

Fruit is picked before it becomes ripe to ensure that it can be shipped internationally before it spoils. 

They can be found all year. Avocados should be purchased while they are still green. Then let them ripen at home. Overhandling can cause them to bruise. Avocados can also be delivered to you via online sources.

The avocados will begin to turn dark green as they mature, but the inside will still be a light yellow-greenish color. As the avocado matures, the inside flesh becomes soft.

There are many varieties, including Hass, Fuerte, and Zutano.

What Do They Contain?

Avocados are well-known for their high levels of fats and calories. These fats are often avoided by many people. However, they contain healthy fats like omega 3 and 6, oleic acid, and nutrient-rich calories. You may find it difficult to crave chips after eating an avocado.

Avocados are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, K, as well as many B vitamins like potassium, magnesium, and iron. Avocados are whole foods and provide all the essential amino acids your body requires to survive. They are therefore a great meat substitute.

What are the benefits?

Heart Health. Avocados are good for your heart. Avocados are high in fats but not cholesterol. Studies have even shown that avocados can help lower your cholesterol.