Avocado is also called avocado or avocado. Avocado is rich in nutrients, it contains nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals, rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins E and K. An avocado (about 150 grams) can provide 22 grams of fat (about 4 teaspoons). 67% of the fat in avocados is monounsaturated fat, a type of healthy fat, which can help reduce bad cholesterol in the body. Due to the high fat content, a small amount of avocado can provide longer-term fullness. This can help us better resist the desire for snacks/unhealthy food due to hunger, so this is why many people say that eating avocado can help lose weight. That being said, excessive intake of avocados can easily lead to excessive calories!
Question: How much does it mean to eat too much?
Answer: The recommended intake of avocado is ⅓ pieces!
Mexico is the world’s largest producer of avocados. Mexicans are very good at making avocado into a variety of cuisines. What I want to share here is one of Mexico’s famous traditional food-Guacamole. Guacamole is usually served in the form of a spread or dip with bread, burritos, corn chips or vegetable sticks. Its production method is very simple and can be completed in ten minutes. If you have friends visiting temporarily today, it is a good choice to greet them!
Tip: To make guacamole we need soft, ripe avocados, so we must look for darker skins. This kind of guacamole will have a smooth and creamy texture! Check out the infographic below for tips on how to choose avocados!
Mexican guacamole recipe
2 soft ripe avocados
1/4 lemon, juiced
½ tomato, chopped
¼ onion, chopped
1 green chili, seeded and chopped
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Cut vertically along the center line of the avocado. When you touch the core of the avocado, start to turn the avocado and cut a complete circle along the core.
- Gently twist to open the avocado.
- Tap the stick on the core with a knife and twist the knife slightly to remove the core.
- Use a metal spoon to slide into the avocado pulp as close as possible to the skin, and slide the spoon along the avocado skin to get the pulp completely out of the skin.
- Put the avocado pulp in a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients, and mash it with a fork until well combined.
- Finally, you can use it as a dip for corn chips and vegetable sticks or as a spread on toast!
nutrient content(1 serving of guacamole + 10 rice crackers):
178 calories 11.2 g fat 19.1 g carbohydrate 3 g protein 5.3 g fiber