Avocados are a staple in many Mexican dishes. They add flavor and also many nutrients that are important in living a healthy life. There are several facts about avocados that make them the delicious food that they are, that you may not know about. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to share some facts about avocados with you today.
Avocados Are Berries
Not only do many people not realize that avocados are a fruit rather than a vegetable, they don’t have any idea that they are actually a berry. These berries only have one single seed, which sets them apart from other berries. They are classified as a fleshy fruit rather than a dried fruit and are a berry rather than a drupe. Drupes have a tough pit or stone in it like a peach.
Avocados Are Native to Mexico
There is a reason that avocados are used in Mexican food so often; they are native to Mexico. The very first avocado trees were found in Mexico. Humans have been eating and consuming avocados for over 8,000 years now. The word avocado in Spanish is aguacate which comes from Nahuatl ahuacatl. This means testicle and was probably called this because of the shape.
Avocados are Really Healthy
It seems like just recently; more and more people are finding that there are several health benefits that come from eating avocados. They contain more potassium than a banana and have 4 grams of protein in them. They are also packed with fiber and many vitamins and minerals that can help you stay healthy including Vitamin K, C, B5, B6 and E. Avocados also have antioxidants in them that can help protect your eyes.
Avocados Are Full of Good Fats
While avocados are high in fat, you shouldn’t shy away from them because the fat found in avocados is healthy fat. The majority of fat found in avocados is oleic acid and can help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Many Different Varieties of Avocados
While there are over 500 different varieties of avocados throughout the world, there are only about 7 that are commonly found throughout the world.
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Avocado is Found in Skin Care Products?
Found in many of the market in Mexico, you can find avocado in soaps, shampoos and moisturizers. This is because the good fats that are found in them is incredibly beneficial for your skin. It helps guard your skin against wrinkles, inflammation and offers protection against sun damage.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV
While there are several facts that you may not know about avocados listed above, one thing you do know is they are delicious. At Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant, we use fresh avocados every day in many of the dishes available to you from our menu. Come in and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine today!