A first food for both my littles was avocados’.  These gems are like nutritional KINGS!

We use avocado’s for recipes such as:

1. Avocado mouse

2. Avocado Chocolate Icing

3. Guacamole

4. Tuna Mach-Mayo (with Avocado) salad on a sprouted wrap

5. Roasted with an egg in the middle

Here are the nutritional benefits of the beautifully perfect Avocado:

Nutritional breakdown of avocados

Avocado open

Healthy fats – fats account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it is monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a “good fat” which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease.

Protein – an average avocado contains around 4 grams of protein, which is much more than most other fruits.

Sugar – avocado’s sugar content is low compared to other fruits. Half an avocado contains approximately 0.2 g of sugar.

Vitamins and minerals – avocados are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Dietary fiber – a medium avocado contains 11 grams of fiber, which is close to half of the daily recommended minimum intake.

 

Here are more great links on the health benefits of AVOCADO!

http://www.undergroundhealth.com/15-amazing-health-benefits-of-eating-avocados/

https://www.avocadocentral.com/nutrition/nutrients-in-avocado

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/avocadobabyfoodrecipes.html

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