A V O C A D O S
BENEFITS : -
- A rich source of folate, vitamin A, and potassium.
- Useful amounts of protein, iron, magnesium, and vitamins C, E and B,
DRAWBACKS : -
- Very high in calories, with 85 percent coming from fat.
Although it is Often mistakesn for a vegetable, the avocado is a fruit--the reproductive part of the plant, The rich, buttery flavor and smooth texture of an avocado make it a complementary addtion to veggetable, meat, and pastasalads, When mashed and seasoned, it can also be served as a dip (as in guacamole0, or a sand wich spread.
Then avacado contains approximately 200 calories in a 4-oz (115-g) serving, and it has more fat and calories than any other fruit. However, because most of the fat in avocados is monounsaturated, it does not rend to elevate blood cholesterol levels, unlike the saturated oil that comes from palms and a number of other tropical plants..