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All About Avocado: A Pear-Shaped Large Berry

All About Avocado: A Pear-Shaped Large Berry

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Avocado is a large berry containing a single large seed and a fleshy body with green skin. In this blog find more about this pear-shaped fruit.

1. Avocado is also known as the alligator-pear obtained from a flowering plant of the Lauraceae family or Persea americana.

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2. These are self-pollinating trees which are cultivated in the Mediterranean and tropical climate and are harvested after ripening.

3. This fruit has gained extreme popularity because of its high level of healthy fat and the ability to reduce cholesterol.

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4. This fruit possesses an incredible nutritional value and has made it to the list of superfoods because of its high level of vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, carotenoids, potassium, copper, and fibre.

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5. The avocados skin is rich in monosaturated fat which is good fat because it aids in lowering the cholesterol level.

6. Avocado is famous because of its creamy texture and is often converted into butter. It possesses lesser calories than butter. The serving size of a medium avocado is 1/3 in a single day.

7. This fruit is used in both sweet and savoury dishes because of its mild taste. It is used widely in Mexican cuisine as a base for the Guacamole-dip or as a spread on tortillas.

8. In some countries like Vietnam, Brazil and the Philippines, it is used to make milkshakes, juices and ice-creams.

9. It is a possibility that some people might be allergic to Avocado. It might develop symptoms like abdominal pain, vomiting, and Utricularia.

In the Southern States of India, Avocado is widely consumed as a beverage and in sweets.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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