Health Benefits Of Avocado

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Table Of Contents

  • General Information About The Avocado Tree & Avocado Fruit
  • Uses Of Avocado
  • Avocado Oil
  • Benefits Of Avocado Oil
  • Nutritional Value Of Avocado Oil
  • Avocado Nutrient Levels
  • Health Benefits Of Avocado
  • Do You Know?
  • How To Peel Off The Avocado Skin
  • Avocado Allergy & Toxicity
  • Some Other Hubs On Avocado
  • Some Of My Other Hubs On Healthy Foods
  • Videos


General Information About The Avocado Tree & Avocado Fruit

Latin Name : Persea americana

In India, it is called butter fruit or Makhanphal in Hindi.

The avocado tree is native to Central Mexico and belongs to the same family as cinnamon and bay laurel. Avocado is also known as alligator pear because its shape and the leather like appearance of the skin resembles an alligator's.

The tree grows to a height of about 60-65 feet and the avocado fruit can weigh from about 150 gms to over 1 kg. The fruit is a berry with a single seed.

Avocados have a green skin and the fruit matures on the tree but ripens once plucked. The ripe fruit has dark green or purple skin and cream colored flesh inside.

Commercial avocados are picked when hard and green but must be mature to ripen well. The fruit has great commercial value.

The wild variety of avocado is called Criollo and it is smaller and darker than the cultivated variety.

There are more the 80 varieties of avocados and they are available throughout the year. California and Florida are the two main avocado producing US states.



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Uses Of Avocado


As a provider of fats it is an excellent food for vegetarians and vegans as it provides a high amount of mono unsaturated fats, the much needed fat, which is very difficult to obtain from vegetable sources otherwise.

Avocado can be eaten raw as well as cooked for a short while. The reason it shouldn't be cooked for long as the skin is rendered inedible by prolonged heat.

Guacamole, a Mexican dip, has avocado as its base ingredient. Avocado can also be blended into milkshakes, desserts and ice cream. It is also used to make juice, puree, soups, salads and used in sandwiches and sushi.

Avocado can be used with eggs, hamburgers, hot dogs etc. When cut it turns brown in a short time because of oxidation. To prevent this, add lime or lemon juice to the peeled or cut pieces.

It is used in various ways in cuisines around the world. Avocado provides a creamy texture to the food it is added to.


Avocado Oil

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Avocado Oil


The oil is extracted from the fruit pulp and not from the seeds and is edible. It can be used as a cooking oil or added to other dishes or salads.

It is used in cosmetics because of its beneficial effects on the skin.

The oil is absorbed easily into the skin and relieves dryness & itching of eczema and psoriasis.

Avocado oil reduces age spots, heals sun damaged skin, reduces scars, softens the skin due to its moisturising effect.

It also increases the collagen content of the skin.

Avocado oil is an excellent carrier oil for other oils.


Benefits Of Avocado Oil


Avocado has about 76% fat that is mono unsaturated. in the form of oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids, about 12% linoleic and alpha linoleic poly unsaturated fatty acids and about 12% palmitic and stearic saturated fats.

  • The high levels of mono unsaturated fats reduce LDL cholesterol, heart disease risk and risk of stroke.
  • Avocado oil reduces arthritic symptoms, risk of colon and breast cancer.
  • The betasitosterol content prevents prostrate enlargement in males and reduces it to some extent if the intake is fairly large as it inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. Reduced DHT levels alleviate symptoms of prostrate enlargement and help to prevent future prostrate problems.
  • The high levels of Vitamin E lowers blood pressure, reduces risk of heart disease, alzheimer's, breast and prostate cancer and age related eye diseases like cataract and macular degeneration.

Avocado oil is very stable due to its much higher smoking point as compared to soya, canola, corn or olive oil. This is the reason it is also preferred for cooking.



Nutritional Value Of Avocado

Avocado provides about 20 essential nutrients. It mainly contains mono unsaturated fats like oleic and palmitoleic as also omega-6 poly unsaturated linoleic acid. Fat provides about 75% of the calories.

It has more potassium than bananas, is rich in Bcomplex and vitamins A, E and K.

The fiber content is high with 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber. The insoluble fiber cleans the bowels and prevents constipation. The soluble fiber keep one full and prevents over eating, delays hunger.It is extremely rich in iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium. Along with a high tannin content it is extremely rich in many polyphenolic antioxidants like lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenes and cryptoxanthin.

Avocado has a nutrient boosting effect. In effect this means that it enables the body to absorb more of alpha and beta carotene and lutein if the fruit is eaten with food.

Avocado Nutrient Levels

 
Avocado (Persea americana),
 
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Refuse seed and skin, Nutrition value per 100 g
 
 
Source: USDA National Nutrient data base
 
Principle
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Energy
160 Kcal
8%
Carbohydrates
8.53 g
6.50%
Protein
2.0 g
3.50%
Total Fat
14.66 g
48%
Cholesterol
0 mg
0%
Dietary Fiber
6.7 g
18%
Vitamins
 
 
Folates
81 micro gm
20%
Niacin
1.738 mg
11%
Pantothenic acid
1.389 mg
28%
Pyridoxine
0.257 mg
20%
Riboflavin
0.130 mg
10%
Thiamin
0.067 mg
5.50%
Vitamin A
146 IU
5%
Vitamin C
10 mg
17%
Vitamin E
2.07 mg
14%
Vitamin K
21 mgg
17.50%
Electrolytes
 
 
Sodium
7 mg
0.50%
Potassium
485 mg
10%
Minerals
 
 
Calcium
12 mg
1%
Copper
0.190 mg
21%
Iron
0.55 mg
7%
Magnesium
29 mg
7%
Manganese
0.142 mg
6%
Phosphorus
52 mg
7%
Selenium
0.4 micro gm
<1%
Zinc
0.64 mg
6%
Phyto-nutrients
 
 
Alpha-Carotene
24 micro gm
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Beta-Carotene
62 micro gm
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Beta-Cryptoxanthin
28 micro gm
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Lutein-zeaxanthin
271 micro gm
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nutrient levels in avocado

The Health Benefits Of Avocado

  • The mono unsaturated fats, especially oleic acid, (which makes up almost half the fat content), help to improve the absorption of lycopene and beta carotene antioxidants.

Therefore, always add avocado or avocado oil to salads, salsa or vegetable.

  • The mono unsaturated fats and the poly unsaturated fats along with potassium reduce the risk of heart disease since it reduces LDL cholesterol.

Avocado has no trans fat, is cholesterol and sodium free. About 75 % of fat in Avocado is unsaturated.

  • Avocado provides an excellent and wide ranging anti inflammatory action beneficial for arthritis sufferers.

The amazing and unique variety of carotenoids like the phytosterols, carotenoid antioxidants, the non carotenoid antioxidants, the omega-3 fatty acids and the PFA (poly hydroxylated fatty alcohols - these normally are present in very few land plants), provide unquestionable anti inflammatory benefits.

  • It an excellent blood sugar regulator and controls diabetes.

The low carbohydrate content and sugar, a low glycemic Index as well as a fairly high dietary fiber content makes this possible.

  • It provides anti cancer benefits too.

The anti inflammatory and anti oxidant nutrients provide this protection.

Avocado And Acne

Avocado controls and eliminates acne as it contains linoleic acid which is an anti inflammatory as well as it keeps the skin moisturized.
The Vitamin E content is an anti oxidant and also benefits the skin health. It boosts immunity which aids in combating acne.
The fiber cleanses the body well and removes toxins further helping in eliminating acne.

Avocado And Weight Loss

Though avocado is high in fat, 2/3rd of this is the heart healthy mono unsaturated fats which controls overeating as it suppresses appetite. Avocado also lowers cholesterol thus aiding weight loss especially from the belly.
The high potassium content also prevents fluid retention and reducing body fat and also converting the consumed food into energy and encouraging muscle growth.
The L-carnitine amino acid's primary function is to metabolize body fat. Thus it promotes fat loss and weight loss.
The high fiber content needs more calories to digest and also keeps one fuller longer, thus further aiding weight loss.

Do You Know ?


That,

1/2 an Avocado has

  • 160 calories.
  • 15 gms of heart healthy unsaturated fat but only 2 gms of saturated fat !

And that,

1 whole fruit meets

  • 1/3 Daily Requirement of Vit C.
  • more than 1/2 Daily Requirement of Vit K.


How To Peel Off The Avocado Skin

Do not peel or slice away the dark green flesh of avocado just below the skin as this contains the heaviest concentration of carotenoids.

After cutting the avocado in 4 quarters, peel off the skin as you would peel a banana, by using the thumb and index finger.

This leaves the dark green outer layer of flesh, that is rich in these carotenoids, intact.


Avocado Allergy And Toxicity


Some people are allergic to its pollen while some to the latex in the fruit.

Pollen allergy may cause allergic lesions in the mouth and throat soon after avocado is eaten.

Symptoms due to latex allergy may manifest as abdominal pain, vomiting or generalised urticaria.

Avocado bark, leaves, skin, pit is toxic to animals like dogs, cats, goats, fish cattle, birds and horses. The bark and leaves contain a toxic compound persin. Consumption of avocado by these animals may also kill them.

Ripening avocados increase the enzymes that cause latex allergy. Organically produced avocado has less of these enzymes.

Cooking also deactivates these enzymes.


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Disclaimer

The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love these hubs! You are a fountain of knowledge and I, for one, am very glad that you have found this niche to write about. I am learning great things through your hubs.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

We eat avocados regularly a they're readily available and inexpensive in our area! They're delicious in so many ways. It's sad some people are allergic to them! What a unique recipe for avocado fries, too. Great hub! Voted up and shared.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I love avocados. I did not know there were so many varieties, and I never thought of putting one in a milk shake. I need to share this with my vegetarian and vegan friends. I did know it was a good fat with many health benefits.

You have outlined so many good things about the avocado. I have always wondered why it turned brown so quickly. I need to have my lemon and lime ready. :-)

Great hub! Votes and shares. :-)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Rajan,

Wow, I would of never known that Avocado had that many benefits! Crazy stuff for sure! Fascinating read, thanks for sharing Rajan!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Rajan, this is great! I have just recently discovered avocado and can't get enough of it! It tastes so healthy and it feels like something my body needs. Now, I understand why. This stuff is so healthy and I was pleased to see that it even contains vitamin B. Thanks for a wonderful hub!


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Voted UP, Awesome, Interesting, and Useful!! I had no idea that avocados had so many benefits!! Thank-you so much for sharing this information!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

I love avocado! Great hub, with a lot of information on the benefits of avocado, Rajan! Nicely done! :)


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MyMastiffPuppies 4 years ago

Wow, some great info on the Avocado. I just recently realized that I like them, now I have some additional uses other than eating! Thanks!


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JCielo 4 years ago from England

I have always loved Guacamole and you've given me lots of reasons to eat even more! Fine hub. Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

I love Avocado, it is grown here in our Australian tropics and I eat some almost every day - aside from it tasting so good I knew it contained the good fats - however I had no idea it contains more potassium than bananas, and that its oil has so many benefits. Thank you for providing so much information on this favourite fruit, I love it even more now!!! My votes and best wishes to you Rajan, and sharing!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Rajan, You convinced me to try mango and I, thank you, but I draw the line at avocado. I've tried it and it's just yucky. If, I repeat, If I should attempt it again you'll know it!:) Excellent hub!!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Bill and I'm glad you find these hubs educational. It's a pleasure to see you here.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Vespawoolf, glad you like the recipe for the fries. Since they are available easily and cheap, you can surely try this recipe.

Thanks for the read and share.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

sholland, I'm glad you have the info that you needed. Thanks for the votes and sharing.

Glad to see you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Josh, glad you like the information. Thanks for reading and appreciating.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Prairie, thanks for sparing time to read and comment. Nice to see you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Patty. I'm glad you liked the presentation and found it useful.

Many thanks for stopping by and sharing .


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molometer 4 years ago

Good evening Rajan,

I had no idea that avocados could get as big as 1kg. That would be brilliant if we could get them that size, here in the UK.

The ones we get are fairly tiny, when I think of the ones we used to get in Cape Town.

This is another impressive and well researched hub my friend, on the benefits of Avocado. Everything one could possible need to know in one place.

You really pack them full of useful interesting and awesome information and those are the votes, I will be giving too.

Sharing this one. Tweeting.

For some reason there is no Pinterest button here?


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

TT, glad you like the info. Appreciate your visit an comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

MyMastiffPuppies, good to hear you'll be using Avocados in more ways than one. Thanks for being here and supporting with your comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi John. Thanks for the visit, the votes and the appreciative words. You are always so kind.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Annie, its good that this healthy fruit is so widely available. I appreciate your visit, the comments, votes and sharing.

Its always a pleasure to see you here.

Have a good day.


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Yes! I love to eat avacado in salad or sandwiches. Of course guacamole is one of my favorite ways to serve it.. Your hub is very educational and should encourage more people to enjoy this wonderful green fruit.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Linda, I'll be waiting for another thanks from you. Knowing how healthy it is, maybe, it won't taste as bad! Lol!

Thanks for reading and I appreciate the comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Michael.

I agree the variation in the size of this fruit is enormous. Thank you for all the votes and compliments. Appreciate the sharing.

I too miss the pinterest button.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Starstream, I appreciate these wonderful comments. Thank you. Great to see you.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You might be waiting a long time, but you never know:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Linda, BUT, seems so sweet today! I have a lot of patience. :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I really like avocados and only wish that they were a bit cheaper here than they are. I had no idea that oil was made from them.

Great hub packed full of so much information.


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Brett Winn 4 years ago from US

This is the God's honest truth: this morning I ate my very first avocado EVER, and thought, "I wonder if these are good for you?!" Tonight I log on HP and here is your most exceptional article. What a (not) coincidence! Thank you so much!


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

So cool. wonderful. I suppose I have been eating Avo's for 50 years. I have been cooking with them about 35. This was one of the best articles I ever did see on my aligator pears. Within fifteen minutes of my home, and much in between we have big groves here.

Don't forget to tell folks about how much good they are for dogs.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Susan, Glad the hub is informative. Thanks for stopping by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Brett this is a great coincidence. Now you know Avocados are real healthy. Enjoy them!

Thanks for reading and giving your feedback.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Wow Eric. You are an avocado fan. You are lucky to have so many of thee trees around your place.

I did tell how " good" they are for dogs.

Thanks for being here.


Starmom41 4 years ago

nice hub.

I love avocadoes-- as is, with mayonnaise, in sandwiches, in salad, and on top of spaghetti!!! :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for your visit and input Starmom.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

I've only had one avocado in my life and didn't care for it. Nor, am I a fan of guacamole, at least Subway's version. This hub is creating a yearning to go back and give them another try. If it can do that, it's definitely a great hub!

Well presented and very interesting!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi rcrumple, I do hope you give it another try just for the fact that it is so healthy. I'll wait for your feedback.

Thanks for reading, appreciating and I'm glad you are getting motivated to give it a second chance.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Besides the fact that I love these wonderful fruit..well we still vegetable, I knew there was a lot of nuitritional value, but you added a whole lot more. Thanks for the research and great hub. Voted UP.


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Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

Ummm, love 'em. My only regret is how expensive they are now. We used to get them for 25 cents in the summer-time. And they must pick them before they're ripe, because a lot of them never get soft, they just stay hard till they turn black. Love them in omelets, sandwiches, sushi, and of course guacamole! Thanks for telling us how healthy they are.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ carol - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked the hub.

@Sherry - thanks for your feedback. Great to know you use them a lot and thanks for stopping by.


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Harsha Vardhana R 4 years ago from Bangalore

Thanks for all info. Up!

Special thanks for the Indian name. Because I have read enough of avocado and taking butter-fruit occasionally , but I didn't know that they are same! Now I would take more often!


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

The first time I heard of avocado was on BBC Food, I don't think I have tasted it but it sounds quite nutritional.


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

This is a wonderful hub! I love to eat avocados every way but I usually just cut it in half and grab a spoon ^_^ I'll have to try the milkshake version for sure! Thank you for this fantastic hub!!


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Voted useful and uo and pinned. Good Hub. I enjoyed reading it and learned much.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Avocado is so popular here in Southern California that it might as well be the state fruit. It's found extensively in Mexican and California cuisine. Interestingly, we almost never eat it raw but either cooked or part of another food. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Harsha - glad you know the Hindi name for avocado now. Thanks for reading.

@ QudsiaP - you must try this fruit as it is very beneficial to health. Thanks for reading and commenting.

@ MamaKim - thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked the milkshake recipe.

@ Parsybell - thanks for the votes and sharing. Nice to know you found it informative.

@ Aurelio - thanks for your your authentic and wonderful input. Your votes and read are much appreciated.


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susiebrown48 4 years ago from Clearwater, FL

Really enjoyed the read and the recipes, Avocado Fries, sounds yummy! Voted up :-) Dhanyavaad!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Susie. Its nice to know you liked the hub and the recipes too. Hope you try them.

Thanks for reading and appreciating. Have a good day.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I was just watching a cooking show this morning in which the contestant made an avocado ice cream. I had not imagined all of the uses for avocado. What a coincidence that I am reading this hub and just saw that show this morning!


danielabram 4 years ago

Subway is doing a whole promotional thing with avocado, interesting you are writing about it. They should hire you! ;)


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

As always very informative and brilliantly written hub. Love black bean tacos with guacamole , avocado sandwich etc. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up and shared.


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naimishika 4 years ago from India

Great info about avocado tree and fruits. The details are interesting.


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Very well researched and written article. I love avocados and had no idea they can be toxic to dogs. I have a dog so glad I read that!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Christy - thanks for reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked the info.

@ danielabram - Thanks, I'll give it a thought:)

@ Urmila - Glad to know you are an avocado lover. Thanks for reading and sharing.

@ naimishika - nice to know you like the info. Thanks for visiting.

@ healthylife - glad this info will be useful to you. Thanks for the compliments. Appreciate your stopping by.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

DEfinitely one of my favorite fruit, either just eat it just like that, on ice candies, smoothies..love the taste. And love it even better now that its packed with healthy benefits for our body and skin.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by, unknown spy. Glad to see you.


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HouseBuyersUS 4 years ago from Centreville, Virginia, USA

Nicely written Mr. Rajan...I was not aware of the benefits of Avocado before...you give some of the useful and awesome information on Avocado...wonderful hub...like!


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manatita44 4 years ago from london

Hi Rajan,

Where I am here in England its only ok. Down in Grenada, West Indies, it grows big and sweet and is really tasty. Still, a great article and well researched. Thanks.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ HouseBuyers - nice to know you liked the information. Thanks for the read and compliments. I appreciate your sparing time to come by and read.

@ manatita - Thanks for your input. Appreciate your visit and kind words.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

very useful share on Avocado, and indeed this is an addition to my knowledge, thanks, useful hub.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Girish. Your visit is appreciated.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Lots of great information in this hub.....although I am not much of an avocado fan, all of these facts and figures you wrote about has me thinking I should revisit the avocado. Over the last year I have changed my diet...hopefully to a better diet....and maybe I can figure out how to get avocados in the rotation....a hub that is both interesting and informative....voted up and useful.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Cogerson, Well I'm glad this hub made you rethink of incorporating avocado in your diet. If you so desire it can easily be a part of your new healthy diet.

Thanks for sparing time to read and voice your views.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Rajan,

I had some sushi the other day with avocado. Very tasty.

I did not know that avocados had more potassium than bananas or that the oil reduces arthritic symptoms. My mother has arthritis so I will pass this information on to her. Thank you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Sue,

Good to know that you found information that you could use personally to lessen the arthritic symptoms of your mom. I'd love to have your feedback on this once you give it enough time to act.

Also my next hub on Broccoli being published tomorrow will have useful information on why it is excellent for arthritis.

Thanks for being here and supporting my efforts.

Have a good day.


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BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

Although sometimes expensive, I love avocados. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Blissful Writer, I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

avocado are my family's fav.

we usually indulge on friday's as a lunch. but, seriously can't sip a avocado milk shake :)

many votes on this useful hub!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Ruchira- for the votes, read and the input.


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NHKate 4 years ago from New England, USA and Florida (in winter)

Hi Rajan! Great job on this hub! I love avocado, and can eat it every day. When we are visiting warmer climates, and avocados are affordable, we DO eat them daily! :) So healthy. I do have to say, however, that the idea of an "avocado milk shake" doesn't sound quite as appealing as the guacamole! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Ok Rajan. You win again. I have tried an avocado and it's not all bad. It doesn't have much flavor, but cut into slices with a dash of salt and pepper it was kinda good. You introduced me to the mango and now the avocado, what's next? It's a good thing you are a patient man :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Linda, a good teacher has to be patient with a slow to learn student. Lol. On a serious note, many thanks to you for all the appreciation. You are too kind.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Slow to learn! You know me too well. I'm looking forward to another challenge! :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hehe ! Thanks for the compliments Linda!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Wow, what a great Hub, Rajan! it is amazing to see how such natural remedies can work. I think I'll pick up some Avocado Oil :) I'm still pondering how this is not a HOTD yet...


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

I love avocado's and I love, love guacamole I eat it on just about everything voted up and awesome.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ KDuBarry - Well, thanks for all the compliments and paying a visit. Really appreciate it.

@ prettynutjob - great to know you love avocados & guacomole. Thanks for reading and voting.


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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

We used to pick the fruit from my grandma's tree and eat it when I was a kid, and I still love avocados - fresh, sliced onto sandwiches, or mashed into guacamole. I have always heard you couldn't cook with it, though, so I'm excited to learn more about cooking with it now.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ NHKate - Thanks for your visit and input. Appreciate your stopping by.

@ jellygator - thanks for reading and leaving your feedback.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

I love avocados and use them regularly in dips and recipes, like the California Omelette that adds a slice of A. on top of the egg. Excellent hub, Rajan. Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful info.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

That is wonderful to hear, Denise. Thanks for stopping by to read and appreciate it.


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sweetie1 4 years ago from India

wow very detailed study about avocado. Since it is not easily available in India and also a very costly fruit even where it is available ( like in big bazzar it was like 299.kg) so i am yet to taste this fruit. But thanks for the information. previously I didn't think much about this fruit, now I am going to get it soon.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

sweetie, avocado is indeed very expensive in India. It is around the same price in Reliance stores also. If it can be grown here then maybe it will become cheaper. I hope you can get it to try soon.

Thanks for reading and am glad you liked it.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I think Avocado is the most beneficial fruit one can ever have, from being a fruit to medicine to many domestic applications. Great article, voted up and useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I love avacado and eat a lot og guacamole. I am glad it has all these health benefits. Avacado is super popular right now and Subway is putting them in most of their sandwhiches. Great hub!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I love avocado and so I am glad that it has redeeming qualities!


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

rajan,

Your hubs always have so much great content, I love reading and learning from them! This is a fab one! A lover of Avocado, I have used it in skincare for years along with eating it different ways. Recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, I have been buying avocados as they are excellent for helping regulate HBP. Thanks so much for this super informative hub, love your unique style you bring to these health hubs! Voted up, awesome, interesting and useful - sharing it for all!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ dwachira - glad you liked this information. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Tammy - this info about Subway is heartening. Thanks for appreciating the hub and stopping by.

@ Audrey - thank you for sparing time to read and for your comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Suzie, thanks for your input. I appreciate and thank you for your visit and kind comments. Glad that you are using it in various ways and it is helping you in regulating your HBP.

Appreciate your votes and the sharing.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I had no idea that there were 80 different kinds of avocados! We primarily see only 2 varieties for sale in our grocery stores. Have two Haas avocados ripening on our windowsill in the kitchen right now. Thanks for writing this in depth article about the many uses and benefits of using avocados. Up, useful and interesting votes.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Peggy, nice to know you have avocados growing right in your kitchen. Haas variety makes up for almost 95% of the total avocado production in the US. Thanks for reading, commenting and voting.

Glad to see you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Peggy, nice to know you have avocados growing right in your kitchen. Haas variety makes up for almost 95% of the total avocado production in the US. Thanks for reading, commenting and voting.

Glad to see you.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I love avocados anyway I can eat them.. I am sharing this on cooking time on facebook

debbie


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for your visit and sharing it, Debbie.

Much appreciated.


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Informative and interesting hub. I love avocado and sometimes have it on toast with my morning coffee. Voted up:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and commenting, Gypsy.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

What a very informative hub! I love avocado. I just scoop it out and eat it. Voted up and shared.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thank you, Thelma. I'm glad you like the hub. Thanks for the vote up & sharing.


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Rajan. Great Hub. Have always loved avocado's but nerve realized how healthy they were for us. Thanks for sharing, very useful. Voting up, sharing, etc.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi bdeguilo,

Thanks for visiting and appreciate the comments and sharing.


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Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

I've been called strange because I like avocados, but hate guacamole. I think it's the texture that really bothers me. At any rate, good and informative hub!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Crystal,

All of us have our likes & dislikes. This is nothing to worry about. For instance, I like cold cold coffee but not hot coffee. That doesn't make me weird! It's my choice.

Thanks for reading and appreciating.


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KellyMediaBest 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

I love avocados! They are truly a superfood. I had no idea they were in the same family as cinnamon or that their nickname is the alligator fruit! How interesting. Great facts you share about this amazing food, and thanks for the nutritional information. I'm going to go make some guacamole now!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Glad to note you like the presented information, Kelly. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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mjkearn 4 years ago

Hi rajan and WOW, what a hub. I was so so about Avocados until reading this. It's amazing what you can learn on HP, especially when the author is such a talented writer with a writing style that just naturally keeps the reader engaged. Fabulous hub and great job. Voted up and the rest,

MJ.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Mickey, thanks for all the compliments. HP sure is an amazing place with an amazing community of supporters like you. I'm glad you liked the information.

Many thanks for reading and I appreciate your support.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

What a great hub full of all sorts of good information! I'm glad you included information on their toxicity to animals. I just learned this when I got 3 backyard chickens. In my research, I found chickens will eat most any table scraps, but avocados and potatoes are two that they should never have.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Deborah, I'm glad these tidbits of information are helpful. Thanks for appreciating the write up and it feels nice to be told so.

Thanks for stopping by.


Memories1932 4 years ago

Hi Rajan,

Amazing article. I suffer from arthritis and I am looking forward to trying the avocado oil. I will let you know if I find it helpful.

Voted up and awesome

Take care


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Betty,

I hope you benefit from using avocado oil. I'll be glad to get your feedback.

I've just published a hub on the health benefits of vitamin D, in arthritis as well. I'd request you to read it.

Thanks for reading this hub and appreciating.

Wish you good health.

Thank you.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A wodeful hub and thank you for sharing .

I save this one into my ever expanding recipe book.

Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Voted up and useful!! My husbands favorite food! I liked all the details about other ways to use, great hub!


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

I've just recently become a fan of the avocado, so was pleased to learn its many nutritional and health benefits. As a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, I'm working to change my eating habits to follow the Mediterranean style diet.

Before reading this hub, I didn't know avocado oil existed. I'm certain I've never come across it in the grocery stores where I shop. Might it be something health food stores carry?

Great hub; voted up and shared gladly.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Eiddwen - I'm glad you found this useful. Thanks for visiting. Have a good day.

@ SommerDalton - Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a nice day.

@ L.L.Woodard - I'm glad you like this information. You could try finding the avocado oil in health food stores. Online, though, it is available.

I wish you the best in your quest for better health.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

OOooh. I love avocado with black beans and mango salsa. I have been frustrated because the avocado turns dark so quickly after it is peeled, but thanks to your hub, I might buy them more often since I can sprinkle them with lemon juice to help maintain their color. Voted up and useful.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and commenting, Your Cousins. I'm glad you found something useful.


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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

rajan, thanks for this compilation about avocados. I love avocados and my pa in the Philippines has a tall avocado tree. Here in Canada, these avocados are just expensive for its small bulb size. My craving would just have to wait. I've made them into ice candies too in summer and it is showed in one of my hubs. I like to eat it cold blended with condensed milk. Useful hub and bookmarking it!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Coffeegginmyrice, I'm sure those ice candies must be as tasty as they are healthy. Which of your hubs has it? Thanks for your feedback and your family back home is lucky to have an avocado tree at home. Appreciate the bookmark and the read.


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I enjoy eating avocados in sandwiches too, with so many good benefits I couldn't stop eating it


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Devika,

Thank you for sparing time to read and comment.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Devika,

Thank you for sparing time to read and comment.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for this look at avocados. My friend is coming to visit and she has a special health need for eating them. I wanted to serve her fresh avocado and this was helpful as I am not very familiar with this food.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Roberta,

I'm really glad this hub came at the the right time for you. Thanks for visiting.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

I was able to find two kinds for my friend, a small one from California and a markedly larger one from Florida. Comparing the tastes was fun for everyone because none of us were familiar with the one from Florida. The one from Florida has a brighter flavor and is a bit sweeter. We will now be using this food in more recipes and she now has a new food to add to her limited list. Thanks again for this good resource on the benefits of avocado.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

Strange that avocados are related to cinnamon. But I would also like to see your recipe for cooking avocado...thought the avocado fries interesting - have you eaten them? I usually peel my avocado inside a thin plastic sack with my fingers and will get more of that dark flesh you mentioned when I eat them. Great information here and thank you!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ RT - Thanks for your input. appreciate your visit and comments.

@ frogyfish - Glad you appreciate the value of the dark avocado flesh . Thanks for visiting and glad you like the information.


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TattooKitty 4 years ago from Hawaii

What a wonderful and informative article about the delicious (and healthy) avocado! It is a wonderful food by itself, in sandwiches, in salads, in dips...in just about anything!! Think I'll have to give those avocado fries a try!!!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks TattooKitty, I'm glad you liked the article. Hope you like the fries. Thanks fro visiting.


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Laceylinks 4 years ago from Alabama

Hi Rajan,

I knew that the addition of avocado to a salad ensures absorption of more nutrients, but I learned some great avocado facts right here. Thanks for a great hub!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Mary,

I'm glad you gathered some vital info from this hub. It always feels good learning this. Many thanks for stopping by and appreciating. Nice to have a new reader.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

With all those benefits and the fact that it tastes great, even when just spread on toast, why wouldn't you include it in your diet ... unless it isn't available.

Shared, up, interesting, useful, and tweeted.


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Arielqiao 4 years ago

It definitely a good fruit that has so many functions. However, I have never eaten it, and I don't know what it tastes like.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Brett.Tesol - Absolutely, Brett. Thanks for reading/voting/sharing and being a wonderful support.

@ Arielqiao - It tastes good and is definitely healthy so you must try it. Thanks for stopping by.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Rajan, I eat avocado almost every day. I knew it has great health benefits but you taught me even more. Then I saw those avocado fries at the bottom and fell in love. I will make some very soon like today! Thanks for inspiring us all to eat this healthy food.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hyphenbird, I'm glad you found the hub interesting and the fries' recipes worth trying. I hope you like them. Thanks for visiting.


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Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

Wow Rajan! This is an incredible article. Avocados are such good tasting foods. It's great to learn about their nutritional value as well. Thank you for your information and very well written and organized hub.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Erich. I'm glad you like the information.


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treehousebrandon 4 years ago from Seymour, CT

Very intriguing stuff. If I'm being honest, I've never tried avocado. Something about it is very off-putting for me. I know that's not a good way of thinking. Maybe this hub will push me over the edge!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Brandon, thanks for your honest feedback. I do hope however you get over your aversion to this healthy food in as much as to allow you to consume it on a regular basis.

Thanks for stopping by.


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

Love avocado Rajan, and this has just added to my enjoyment. Fascinating article, thank you. Up, interesting, useful and beautiful.


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Londonlady 4 years ago

You know...I've read so much about avocado and heard about it in so many places, but I just realized I've never even seen an avocado in real life (except in tiny slices in my salad). Great hub! I have to get my hands on one of these soon! Voted up


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owhorspecial 4 years ago from Nigeria.

Hey Rajan ... I love the information, permission to share on my hub?


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samnashy 4 years ago from Australia

Great hub. It has reminded me to eat them a bit more often.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Shelley - Glad you like the info. Thanks for the visit and votes.

@ Londonlady - I'm glad I could motivate you enough to try out avocado soon. Thanks for the vote and visit.

@ owhorspecial - You can share it by all means and thank you so much for everything.

@ Sam - Glad to have your positive feedback. Appreciate your visit.


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beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

Wow! Great info here. I love avocados. I make ice cream out of those and nacho dips. I always know avocados are great choice for a fruit! Upped and shared this to my friends.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading, appreciating and sharing the hub, beingwell.


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lifetips123 4 years ago from Trivandrum

Nice and informative article Rajan brother. Keep in touch. Voted up and awesome


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Praveen. Glad you like the info.


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lifetips123 4 years ago from Trivandrum

You are welcome bhaaji


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta

Hello again Rajan, I am so happy to find your hubs. I had never heard of avocado for the skin. You are a wealth of information. Thank you for sharing such wonderful information with the HP community.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi adrienne, Glad you found this info useful. Appreciate your comments..Thanks for coming by.


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JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

You know I am in my 50's now and I haven't had avocado. After reading your article I'll be sure to get some!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

JanMaklak, glad to be appreciated. Many thanks.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

Your article about avocados is packed with valuable information. I am one who has a latex allergy and have not been able to eat avocados for a very long time. I'm missing out on some valuable benefits here. It was good for me to read that cooking avocados deactivates the enzymes associated with allergies. I am going to be brave and cook an avocado to see what happens. I'm crossing my fingers that it works for me. I have faith that it will. Thanks so much for all of your information.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Marlene, Well I do hope cooking avocado works for you. I'd certainly like to have your feedback on this. Thanks for the visit.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So interesting rajan and thank you for sharing.

Have a great day.

Eddy.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Eddy. You have a great day as well.


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tandaa 4 years ago from UAE

Thank you Rajan, very useful and informative hub. Avocado is one of my best fruits and has so many benefits and uses. I remember when i was young we could not eat any meal without an avocado.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Jane,

Glad you found the information useful. Indeed it is a very healthy food. Thanks for stopping by.


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Fitnessover35 3 years ago from Vermont, USA

One of my new favorites...avocado drizzled with hot sauce. Nice Hub.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Dr. Dean, glad you like avocados and the info. Thanks for stopping by.


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frugalfamily 3 years ago from Houston, TX

Avocados are the only fruit I actually eat. I pay extra at restaurants for them to not ruin it by making it into guacamole..sliced is just fine! I never tried peeling them before so I may have been missing out on some valuable nutrients! Thanks for the lessons!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

So much good information here! I love avocados fresh or in guacamole. They're great in sandwiches too, and so good for you!

Voted you up and useful! Will share . . .


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Brenda - thanks for stopping by. Thanks for your comments.

@ Au fait - Glad you found it useful. Thanks for sharing.


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ienjoythis 3 years ago from Nevada

Great hub! I love avocados. What I usually do with this is toast a slice of whole grain bread, lay about 5 slices of avocado on it, drizzle some olive oil, and add some salt and fresh cracked pepper! So delicious.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for letting us know one more way to use avocado. Appreciate your visit and comments Marissa.


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timtalkstech 3 years ago

I use guacamole in my homemade bean burritos. It tastes really good when it mixes with the melted cheese.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge! Another great hub!


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rumanasaiyed 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

Your hub is really very interesting.. I have seen your other hubs also and you have great knowledge and writing skills.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Rumana. It feels nice to be appreciated. Thanks for reading.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Wow! Never would have thought about this one.

Will have to try!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by Shyron.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago

Rajan Jolly, Great informative hub on the healthy benefits of the avocado! You really have some wonderful tips! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings! Voted UP!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

DeBorrah, glad to see you like this info. Thanks for stopping by.


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

What an informative hub! I'm going to link it to mine on how to grow an avocado from a pit. Voted up and useful!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Gail,

Thanks for visiting and linking my hub to your hub on growing avocados.

Appreciate it.


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dragonflyfla 3 years ago from South Florida

I also love avocados. I live in an area where they are always available (local and non-local varieties) and as a vegetarian I eat them often. One benefit that I have come across, but do not see mentioned very often is that the avocado is a complete protien like the egg. These are the only two food items I am aware that are naturally complete proteins. Voted you up and useful.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

dragonflyfla, thanks for adding to the info here. Good to know you have a regular and wide choice in avocados which you benefit from.

Appreciate your sparing time to visit and comment. Thanks.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I decided to reread this. Great hub and am going to pin and share all around.


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CarNoobz 3 years ago from USA

Oh I LOVE avocados! My neighbor in California had a huge avocado tree in their backyard and we always were passing avocados and lemons back and forth over the wall (we had a lemon tree that was unusually fruitful and sweet).

I put them in sandwiches too! Just avocados, mayo, cheese, and LOTS of pepper for me!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Carol - nice to see you again and thanks for sharing.

@ CarNoobz - that's good to hear. Thanks for stopping by.


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Spongy0llama 3 years ago from Canada

Thank you for this hub. I really need to get into the habit of eating these more often. I eat a lot of egg sandwiches, so I'll try to incorporate it into that :)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Jake, and good to know you are motivated enough to eat more of avocado.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Great information.


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kingkos 3 years ago

Nice article Mr. Rajan! I never heard of Avocado sandwich, but I will try as soon I go to market to buy avocado and thanks for the healthy tips.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Shyron - thank you.

@ kingkos - I hope you do. Thanks.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Intersting and useful rajan and thanks for sharing.

Eddy.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Eddy.


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livewirez 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

I love avocado. I usually make an avocado shake. Thanks Eddy.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I love avocados. I think they make sandwiches of any type taste so much better. I have used them in tortilla wraps, as well.

There are many things I have not tried avocados in before, so I will have to use it in different dishes sometime.

Thank you for sharing this informative article.


Rems 3 years ago

Very interesting


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ livewire - Thanks for reading.

@ Kathryn - Glad you found the info useful and motivating. Appreciate the visit.

@ Rema - thanks for stopping by.


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superfly47 3 years ago from Canada

This hub is really nice, you sure provide a lot of information.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for appreciating superfly. Appreciate your visit.


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TycoonSam 3 years ago from Washington, MI

Rajan, I have to tell you I enjoy reading your hubs because when it comes to the topics you write about, you leave no stone unturned and give every last piece if information on the topic.

Excellent hub!

Voted up and useful


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Sam - Thanks for appreciating the effort. It always so motivating when one gets such comments. Thank you.


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Yolanda Petillo 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

I love avocado and I did not know there was so many way to use it. Thanks for the information. I love mines on salad.


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thebestseo 3 years ago from Kathmandnu, Nepal

Hi Rajan !

thank you for your this great information.


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athulnair 3 years ago from India

Mr. Jolly,

It is really good to know the benefits of avocado. Most of your hubs are related to health benefits of fruits. Great voted up.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Yolana - Thanks and glad you like it.

@ You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Athul - Thanks. Glad you appreciate it.


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HendrikDB 3 years ago

my wife and I love avocados - today we visited my daughter and she gave us some avocados! First time I hear about avocado milkshake - never too old to learn!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hendrik, surely you could try avocado milkshake now! Thanks for stopping by.


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StoneCircle 3 years ago from Rindge, NH

Great ideas and info on avocados. I have been eating them since I was very young and did not know of all the benefits I was getting. Just thought they tasted great! Marked interesting.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

That's good to hear. You must be glad you have been eating them all along. Thanks for reading.


Safina 3 years ago

Great info on avacados. Can u please tell me where to locate them in Jalandhar.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Wonderful hub Rajan, I like the health benefits of the avacados, but I am told they are not good for a person with only one kidney. So I do not buy them. But your hub is great.

Voted up, U/I and shared

Shyron


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Shyron and appreciate the sharing too.


j.k.singal 2 years ago

we are in india and don't get avacados here. please suggest any indian fruit subsitute. Regards


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MyMastiffPuppies 17 months ago

I had tried avacados many years ago and just thought they were slimey and bitter. Wtih encouragement from my son I tried them again about 10 years ago and think now about all the years I missed out on this awesome fruit! It is now a staple when I go to the store. I have not tried adding them to a smoothie though... so that will be my next venture. Thanks for sharing and I voted up across the board!


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rajan jolly 17 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

MyMastiffPupies, like the saying goes, its never too late. Let me know how the smoothie goes. Thanks for dropping by.


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Ros Stiles 13 months ago from Adelaide, Australia

What a very in depth article and so very well written. Makes me want to start up writing again after a long break. Do you have the research for abdominal weight loss? I was actually researching deep adominal weight loss due to advocado when I came across your page.


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rajan jolly 11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ros Stiles, thanks for reading & appreciating the article. I hope you start writing again soon. Sorry I do not have any research on avocado for abdominal weight loss. Thanks for stopping by.

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