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History

Avocados is a tree probably have originated in Mexico and bears a pear shaped nutrient dense fruit. According to Wikipedia, fossil evidence suggests similar species were much more widespread millions of years ago (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado)

Avocado has a high consumption rate in North and Central America and currently Mexico produces 34% of the world supply of Avocado

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • onion
  • Toamto
  • Lemon
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • papaya

Recipe

To Prepare Guacamole:

  1. Guacamole is prepared by adding avocado into salsa.
  2. Take 2 Medium Avocados
  3. Dice one half of an onion, a tomato, a jalapeno pepper, chop small bunch of cilantro, squeeze a lime and add salt and pepper for seasoning. If jalapeno pepper is unavailable substitute with any other green chillies/pepper like hot chillies. )
  4. Remove the pulp and seeds of the tomatoes to reduce the water content of the salsa.

If the kids do not like the spicy version, add some yogurt and honey to avocado to make a sweet spread.

To to make avocado hummus or mayonnaise:

Blend a cup of skinned almonds and two avocados together into a smooth paste. Almonds and avocado are a super-healthy combination. To give bright green color, add few spinach leaves to the blender.

To prepare a skin product (face mask or massaging cream):

By combining avocado, papaya, almonds and oils, add about 250 grams of ripe papaya to the above preparation and blend. 

Add some Vitamin E oil such as Rosehip oil or Castor oil.

This preparation is an excellent natural remedy to prevent and cure Melasma to certain extent.

Note: Do not eat this after adding castor oil

To use it as a face mask, add some egg white as a tightening agent.

Avocado oil contains Glutathione, called by some experts as the Mother of All Antioxidants, fights oxidative stress and free radical damage.

According to a publication by PubMed – Avocado Oil Improves Mitochondrial Function and Decreases Oxidative Stress in Brain of Diabetic Rats.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26180820/

Nutritious Value

  • Avocados (Sources include: USDA)
  • Amount Per 1 cup, sliced (146 g)
  • Calories 234
  • % Daily Value*
    • Total Fat 21 g     32%
    • Saturated fat 3.1 g   15%
    • Polyunsaturated fat 2.7 g
    • Monounsaturated fat 14 g
    • Cholesterol  0 mg    0%
    • Sodium 10 mg   0%
    • Potassium 708 mg  20%
    • Total Carbohydrate 12 g  4%
    • Dietary fiber 10 g   40%
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Protein 2.9 g   5%
    • Vitamin A   4% 
    • Vitamin C    24%
    • Calcium  1%   Iron   4%
    • Vitamin D    0%         
    • Vitamin B-6   20%
    • Cobalamin    0%         
    • Magnesium  10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 

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