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Let us share with you some information about this popular food:
Origin and characteristics:
The origin of avocado goes back to Mexico and the rest of Central America. The Spanish conquerors were responsible of introducing this fruit to the rest of the world.
There are different varieties of avocado depending on the countries where this fruit is cultivated. For example, Edranol and Ryan (South Africa), Bacon (Sapin) or Fuerte (Mexico)
Autumn, Winter and Spring are prime seasons in South Africa to find local avocados in store. However, other varieties of avocados are available year round.
Eating avocados can bring some great benefits to our help. It is true that this fruit is high in calories, but the monounsaturated fats are healthy for the heart.
On top of that, avocados are rich in folate, which has been considered to contribute preventing Alzheimer, assisting on the development of the fetus’ brain and vital organs and reducing stroke risks.
Guacamole has to be the most famous avocado-based recipe in the world. It is commonly used to dip nachos in and it is often accompanied by sour cream. Keen on trying? Try this recipe!
2 soft avocados
1-2 finely chopped chillis (stems and seeds removed)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
½ finely chopped red onion
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
½ tsp coarse salt
Ground black pepper
½ chopped tomato (seeds and pulp removed)
Mash the avo flesh using a fork. Add the chopped onion, coriander, lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more.
Add chili to your taste and mix the chopped tomato to the guacamole just before serving.