For some time now, there has been a fruit that has invaded the markets, supermarkets and, of course, restaurant kitchens and home kitchens: the avocado. The so-called green gold, due to its high demand and popularity, has also invaded Instagram profiles, where there are more than 10 million posts with the hashtag #avocado.
But what has made this fruit one of the most popular of the time? Undoubtedly it is due to its great attribute of being a healthy food full of vitamins, minerals, and necessary elements for a balanced diet. The first uses of avocado in cooking date back to the 16th century, but it was not until the 1980s that it became popular all over the world.
Benefits of avocado
Avocado is highly recommended for those who want to eat healthy because it provides numerous positive benefits. It is full of essential nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin E and C, folic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, and zinc, as well as healthy fats.
The latter is precisely the property that makes it most famous. 23% of its weight is fat, but healthy fats, of the monounsaturated type such as those found in olive oil. Consuming this type of fat is very beneficial for the organism because it helps to reduce cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and contributes to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
How to use avocado in food
A great advantage of this fruit is that as well as being healthy, it is also very versatile, so it can be included in a wide variety of dishes, both savoury and sweet.
The most famous recipe prepared with avocado is undoubtedly the Mexican guacamole, which is a dip or appetizer used, above all, to accompany the famous tacos or burritos. It is also perfect for salads, sandwiches and even pasta.
Avocado is also perfect for some sweet recipes such as avocado cheesecake, pudding, mousse and even ice cream. It can also be added to fruit juices or smoothies made with veggie milks such as almond, as this fruit goes very well with nuts.
Cooking with this superfood is not only tasty, but also extremely healthy. Eating it will help you get your daily portion of good fats and provide your body with many nutrients. When buying it, it’s best to choose produce harvested close to where you live, as this helps the local economy and reduces the environmental impact of transporting food. This is what we do, and that is why we created the dish that has made us famous: Aguacates de Mami (Mami’s Avocado). This recipe will surprise you with its combination of flavours and textures.