Fruit and vegetable at the same time, green-skinned, pear-shaped fruit that ripens after harvesting as Avocado does not ripen on the tree. Choose the avocado green, firm and without marks. Leave it to ripen in the ambient temperature as it will not ripen if refrigerated. It is ripe when it yields to a light pressure of the finger. If too soft, it is too ripe. The yellow flesh contains an enzyme, which has the effect to turns brown quickly after exposure to air. To prevent this, lime or lemon juice can be added to avocados after they are peeled. It is an energetic fruit and contains vitamins C, B and especially E. Important source of magnesium. Contains high rate in valuable fats and appear to have a beneficial effect on blood serum levels and helps lower the bad cholesterol.

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