Superfood Supastars: AVO LOVE

avocado chopped

Avocados are also known as alligator pears. Awesome.

At MJF, avocados are an obsession. Breakfast smoothies, mid-day snacks, chopped salads, dinner sides and late night sandwiches: according to us, there is no bad time of day or wrong way to eat an avocado.

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT AVOS

Avocados are a fruit. What!

They help increase nutrient absorption.

They contain loads of Vitamin E

They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids

The prevents growth of free radicals

They nourish your skin.

They help regulate blood sugar levels.

They are rrrrich in fiber!

They aid in cleansing the intestines.

They provides those wonderful natural fats.

They are known to have anti-aging properties.

They fight inflammation.

They are considered “nature’s butter”- use as a spread or to make anything creamier while still taking advantage of all of these health benefits.

 

HOW TO PICK OUT THE PERFECTLY RIPE AVOCADO

If it it’s as hard as a rock, it’s not ripe yet. ripe avocado stemIf the avocado is mushy, it is too ripe.

We also found another good way to tell if an avocado is ripe. Look under the stem- the color should be the same as in this picture!

 

 


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