Hello Chefs! Surely you’ve heard a lot of Avocado, but do you really know what properties have this food? It really is an ingredient full of nutrients and can be used in a thousand ways to cook. Don’t miss this video if you want to know everything about the avocado:
A sector of the population, increasingly broad-based, argues that the agucate is a superfood. It is true that it is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, but it is still a fruit. That if, it contains a lot of fat cardio.
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Persea americana, commonly known as avocado, is a species native to Mesoamerica and was domesticated by the indigenous peoples of this area for about 7000 years. The word avocado comes from the nahuatl word: ahuacatl, which dates back to the proto-aztecan: PA:WA which also meant avocado.
Sometimes the nahuatl word was used with the meaning of testis, probably due to the similarity between the fruit and the gonads.
Is known with this name and its derivatives, the fruit of Persea americana in Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, united States, Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the anglo-saxon countries. Avocado, on the other hand, it is by which is known mainly in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.
The word silver derives from the quechua, still the name with which is known to be an ethnic indian, the avocados, which dwelt in the provicina ecuadorian Loja and to the north of Peru. Probably, this is the region described as the province of Avocado, by the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in his work, Comentarios Reales de los Incas, 1601. The Spanish writers mentioned this fruit for the first time in 1519.
In regard to the nutritious properties of the agucate, is a food that provides large amounts of nutrients, fiber and other bioactive components that are attributed beneficial properties for the body. Among which are the phytosterols and lutein, which is an antioxidant. It also contains phenolic compounds, which thanks to its antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory can help prevent diseases cardiovaculares.
It has large amounts of potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folic acid, fiber, and monounsaturated fatty acids. The avocado is a food rich in fat, mostly monounsaturated, hence the high energy content compared to other fruits. Consume this type of fat helps to reduce cholesterol.
This superfood has antioxidant properties that help prevent the aging and deterioration early on our brain health. If this outside little, also contain omega 3, essential to protect the brain from premature wear and tear.
These properties should be framed within a healthy and balanced diet. Nothing will serve to eat avocado if we then binged on buns, or if we add a large amount of salt when eating.
Lastly, avocado contains carotenoids such as zeaxanthin, which contribute to the maintenance of eye health. What is certain is that these components are widely distributed in most fruits, so, most of the people who have a varied diet have covered the needs of these compounds.
There are sectors of the population that, in any case, should take precautions when consuming avocado as are people with kidney failure, the allergic to latex and those that follow low-calorie diets.
We must remember that the majority of foods are not good or bad by themselves, will depend on the frequency with which they consume and the amount. Have effects benefits shall be according to the physiological circumstances of each person: age, sex, physical condition… No food, solves the problems of health or disease by itself.