Avocado is a pear shape with dark green or blackish skin with a large seed. It is a fruit belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family. Avocado is often on the hate-list of those people who want to lose weight, but avocado should be every woman’s best friend. They are rich in vitamin E which is said to be a beauty vitamin because it is valuable for healthy skin and the prevention of wrinkles. Avocadoes also supply a considerable amount of potassium and large quantities of the extremely healthy monounsaturated fats. These especially the oleic acid and the other nutrients avocado contain that make them one of the most powerful antioxidant foods. Pureed avocado is good for invalids, sick children and those people who are recovering from operation as its easily digestible and contains some antibacterial and antifungal chemicals.

Nutritive Values : Per 100 gm.

  • Vitamin A : 290 I.U
  • Thiamine : 290 mg.
  • Niacin : 1.1 mg.
  • Vitamin C : 16 mg.
  • Calcium : 10 mg.
  • Phosphorus : 38 mg.
  • Fat : 26.4 gm. (monounsaturated)
  • Carbohydrates : 5.1 gm.
  • Protein : 1.7 gm.
  • Calories : 245

 

Health Benefits of Avocado :

  1. For malnutrition because of the plentiful supply of vitamins and minerals.
  2. Readily taken by ulcer patients.
  3. Inflamed conditions of the mucous membranes, particularly the stomach, small intestines and colon.
  4. Help in Male impotency because of its richness in nutrients.
  5. Beneficial for women in their menopause
  6. Constipation
  7. Insomnia
  8. Nervousness
  9. For youthful and healthy skin use avocado oil. It is a good facial oil.