Sunday, September 23, 2018




Love this fruit called Avacado . The Latin American Immigrants brought it to USA and  it became a part of American household. In every store you come across people buying Avacados. Hass Avacado is sold @two pieces for something around  three or four dollars. The price could vary with size and location. . I would buy  two fresh  Hass Avacados  for a dollar each from the Turkish fruit seller  .Hass avocado is   slightly   round with black  brown skin.

Avacado is a  climacteric fruit. This means that it ripens only after it is harvested, just like banana.Raw or hard Avacado turns soft if wrapped in paper and kept in open for two or three days. Cut it to two pieces, remove the  seed, and transfer the soft  mass to a cup using a spoon.  Throw away the hard skin. Make a paste of Avacado, Onion, tomato, walnut kernel and a pinch of salt in a mixer . That makes a thick paste or   guacamole. Ideally , Guacamole contains avocado, lemon juice, Tomato,  onion, green chilli, coriander (cilantro) and some salt . Guacamole can  be applied to bread , Bagels and chapatis as well  .. You will forget butter or jams .

In India,  i saw imported Avacados in a Gurgaon Mall. Very Expensive and beyond reach. Saw cheaper local Avacados in  Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka  and  Sikkim.

Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious. Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and fiber,  many doctors say that  eating Avocados Can actually  Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels.In USA, i observed  that  Avacado oil is also consumed and used in kitchen.
The monounsaturated fatty acid content in avocado oil is even higher than extra virgin olive oil and this is one of the main reasons for  its use in cooking and also  as  a hair oil of choice .Avocado oil is  is excellent for moisturizing the skin. In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin.

Avacados  are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, Vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. It is believed that Consumption of Avacado is  useful for weight loss. Many Mexican immigrants in Manhattan told me that  back home ,  Avacado pulp is used topically to promote hair growth and speed wound healing.

Guacamole adds a fatty silk texture to burgers, sandwiches filled with cheese or  chicken.It is liberally used in Mexican restaurants  .

Next time , try this wonder fruit called  Avacado.Make small quantity of Guacamole that is consumed in one  go as it turns a  little dark due to oxidation after prolonged exposure to open air. This oxidised Guacamole is also good for consumption.

(Avtar Mota)

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