F rom salad dressing to desserts and smoothies, Avocado is a versatile fruit and also a healthy food. Avocado is grown in the Canary Islands and similar tropical climates. Good Avocados are grown in the Canary Islands, for example in Mogán, in southern Gran Canaria.
Avocado is tremendously popular because of its rich, creamy, velvety texture and its exquisite smooth flavor. The Avocado (Persea Americana) belongs to the Lauraceae family. There are dozens of varieties of avocado that vary in size, color and texture.
Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E. However, Avocados are high in calories due to their high fat content. They also have more soluble fiber than other fruits and contain several useful minerals, such as iron, copper and potassium, and are a good source of vitamin B.
According to the experts, what makes the Canarian Avocado stand out is its intense flavour, with subtle hints of walnuts or almonds.
Some studies suggest that monounsaturated fat helps protect against heart disease and lowers blood pressure. The oils provided by an Avocado include oleic acid and linoleic acid and are therefore recommended as part of a balanced diet to avoid high cholesterol.
There is no doubt that the caloric content of Avocados is higher than that of other fruits and vegetables. A small study has shown that the fat content of Avocados can lead to feelings of satiety that can help with appetite regulation.
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