Avocado: Nutrition . Selection . Storage
select, store and prepare them. Health Benefits
The avocado is also known as an alligator pear.
Heart-healthy avocados are naturally sodium-, cholesterol-, sugar- and trans fat-free. Good source of fiber, folate and vitamin K. One-third of a medium avocado (50 g) has 80 calories and contributes “good” fats (1g Poly and 5g Mono), is low in saturated fat (1g) and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including 254 mg of potassium or 6% DV.
How to Select
Choose avocados with firm skin and no soft spots, firm but yielding to gentle pressure when ripe.
How to Store
Store unripe avocados in paper bag at room temperature. Refrigerate when ripe for 2-3 days.
Sodium free; cholesterol free; low in saturated fat.
Roasted Garlic Broccoli & Avocado Tomato Salad paired with Four Cheese Pizza
Fruits and veggies can bring balance to pizza night. Pair roasted-garlic broccoli and a colorful avocado and heirloom tomato salad to spices up your pie’s sides for a balanced meal.