We have learnt a lot about kale, bananas, yoghurt. It’s time to talk about such a great fruit as avocado.
Avocado is full of vitamins and minerals. This plant and its fruits have another name “alligator pear”.
The flesh of mature avocado is used in the preparation of salads, snacks and sandwiches. Avocado is popular in vegetarian cuisine as a filling for vegetarian sushi, as well as an alternative to eggs and meat.
There are 245 calories in 100 grams of avocado. The fruit contains nutrients, oleic acid which prevents the formation of cholesterol in the blood. It is rich in potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium and other minerals. There are a lot of vitamins (C, B vitamins, provitamin A, PP and D, E). The vitamin E helps to protect cells against aging and enriches them with oxygen.
Useful Properties of Avocado
Avocado is a very useful fruit. It has a beneficial effect on many organs of the human body. Avocado concentrates memory, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and all this is thanks to polyunsaturated fatty acids within its structure. Due to the potassium, your heart will work properly, water-salt metabolism in the body will be on the normal level and you can easily resist to stress. Copper that is in avocado prevents anemia.
Avocados are good for the entire digestive system.
The avocado oil is used in the perfume industry. In France they created a drug from avocado oil which treats with scleroderma, periodontal disease, arthritis and Paget’s disease.
How to choose? When selecting avocados for baby, pay attention to their density. Too hard fruits are underripe, do not take such ones. Too soft avocados are overripe that means their flesh is rotting. The golden ones are what you need. Choose the avocado with green skin. You’d better use fresh avocados for preparing baby’s meal.
Knowing all this, we can make the following yummy recipe “Tropical Kale”.
- 1 tablespoon or cube kale puree
- ¼ banana
- 1 tablespoon avocado
- Mash ¼ of very ripe banana and avocado. Combine these ingredients and blend properly until smooth. May your child enjoy!