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Friday, November 13, 2015

Avocado - 'Persea americana' - fam: Lauraceae

The avocado, Persea americana, is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant fam. lauraceae along with Cinnamon, Camphor and Bay Laurel. The term, Avocado, or Alligator Pear, also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry, that contains a single seed.

Avocados are commercially valuable, and are cultivated in tropical, and Mediterranean, climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body, that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating, and often are propagated through grafting, to maintain a predictable quality, and quantity, of the fruit. 1

Here are twelve (12) benefits to health from Avocado:- 2

  • Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious
  • They Contain More Potassium Than Bananas
  • Avocado is Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
  • Avocados Are Loaded With Fiber
  • Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
  • People Who Eat Avocados Tend to be Healthier
  • The Fat in Them Can Help You Absorb Nutrients From Plant Foods
  • Avocados Are Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants That Can Protect The Eyes
  • Avocado May Help Prevent Cancer
  • Avocado Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of Arthritis
  • Eating Avocado May Help You Lose Weight
  • Avocado is Delicious and Easy to Incorporate in The Diet

REFERENCES: 1 - Wikipedia - Avocado.
2 - Authority Nutrition.


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