7 things you can do with avocados

Avocados are considered a “Super Food” and have a special position in the food calorie pyramid. Avocados are rich in various nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Avocados are also a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, and they have a low sugar content. They are a good source of energy and contain a number of essential vitamins and minerals. Avocados contain calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. They also contain minerals such as vitamin C, B6, B-12, A, D, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. Furthermore, they are a great source of dietary fiber, and a single serving can provide more than 40% of the daily requirement!Avocados are rich in potassium and successfully balances the potassium to sodium ratio which is vitally important to overall health. According to CAC (California Avocado commission), a medium-sized Hass avocado contains almost 22.5 grams fat. Two-thirds of this fat is of the monounsaturated variety, and they are also very low in fructose. Perhaps most importantly, avocados have a unique collection of organic compounds like phytosterols, carotenoids, flavonoids. At HCA we love to cook with avocados.

1. Avocado toast.

2. Green Smoothie Shake.

3. Stuffed Avocados, we like to add Quinoa.

4. Avocado Salads are super diverse. From Greek Avocado Salad to Pear Avocado Salad

5. Bake an organic Egg in the Avocado.

6. Guacamole is one of the best ways to use an Avocado.

7. Use an Avocado to make a salad dressing.

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