4/30/10

This Week's Hidden Healthy Hit: Avocado and Guacamole

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and what a perfect time to use the Avocado. Although technically a fruit, avocados are loved for their smooth, buttery texture and versatility.

Avocados are ON SALE this week at Market Street for $0.25 each!!

Avocados make great guacamole but if you are too pressed for time, pick up a container of Market Street Guacamole. With only 35 calories for 2 tablespoons, its a great addition to your favorite meal.

Avocados are a great source of potassium and healthy fats. During the 90's when everyone was fat phobic, avocados were pushed to the way side because of their fat conent. But, now we know avocados have monounsaturated fats, a friendly fat that can protect your heart.

Fun Facts:
Brazilians add avocados to ice cream
Filipinos puree avocados with sugar and milk for a dessert drink
The avocado is also called an Alligator Pear because of its pear-like shape and green skin

NuVal Score = 89

1 comment :

  1. I have had avocado ice cream in Mexico, and it is delicous!

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