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All About Avocados

Updated on November 8, 2011

Have you ever heard about this fruit? I thought most of us know this fruit very well. This time I’ll talk about avocado. From several source on the internet, avocado is a tree native to Central Mexico. The avocado is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America. But we can still found avocado tree in warmer North American states like California and Florida. From outer appearance, it’s like a pear. That’s why many people called this fruit as alligator pear, due to its shape and the rough green skin of some cultivars. Avocados are cultivated in tropical and also Mediterranean climates throughout the world. From outside we can see a green-skinned and then avocado that ripens after harvesting. Most of avocados picked from the tree in an unripened condition. The flesh of a ripe avocado should be greenish-yellow to a deep yellow. Most of the consumers are urged to select avocados with a dark color and give a little pressed. For better serving use a knife to slash several vertical and horizontal lines on each side. What next? Just carefully scrape along the inner skin to release them.

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This fruit was found in Mexico around 10,000 BC. The plant was introduced to my country (Indonesia) in 1750, introduced to Brazil in 1890, the Levant in 1908, Australia and South Africa in the late 19th century. Actually the name of “avocado” comes from the Spanish aguacate. But I found another information, it said that the “avocado” word come from ahuacatl, an Aztec language. Even the Aztecs called this fruit as 'the fertility fruit'. This fruit is originated from the area where the Aztec tribe, originated in Central America and Mexico. Initially the fruit was introduced by Martín Fernández de Enciso, one of the leaders of the Spanish troops, in 1519 to the people of Europe. At the same time, the Spanish troops who invaded Central America also introduced the cacao, corn and potatoes to the European community. Since that time avocado was began spread and known by many people in the world. In some countries like Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay called this fruit “palta”. Abacate is the name of avocado for Spanish-speaking countries, Mexican, and Portuguese. Indonesian people called this “alpukat”.

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Avocado nutritional information

Avocado has a very high nutrient content. Avocados at least contain 11 vitamins and 14 minerals that are useful for our health. Avocados are rich in protein, riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C. Avocados also provide nearly 20 essential nutrients. This fruit also act as a "nutrient booster". Avocados work by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, like beta-carotene. Avocados also contain high fat. But don’t be afraid because the fat in avocados is similar to the fats in olive oil is very healthy. Fats substance in avocados is like unsaturated fats that have a positive impact in the body. Fat in avocados is also used in making soap and cosmetics. Nutritional value per 100g of avocados, like: 8.53 g carbohydrates, 0.66 g sugar, 6.7 g dietary fiber, 14.66 g fat (2.13 g saturated, 9.80 g monounsaturated, 1.82 g polyunsaturated), 2 g protein, 0.067 mg thiamine (vitamin B1), 0.130 mg Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 1.738 mg niacin (vitamin B3), 1.389 mg Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), 0.257 mg Vitamin B6, 81 μg Folate (vitamin B9), 10 mg vitamin C, 12 mg calcium, 0.55 mg iron, 29 mg magnesium, 52 mg phosphorus, 485 mg potassium, and 0.64 mg zinc.

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Avocados substance related with health

  • Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Vitamin E is known as the vitamin that is useful for smoothing the skin. The combination between vitamin E and vitamin A are very useful in skin care. These substances work to make the skin supple, remove wrinkles, makes skin look young and fresh.
  • Potassium. Potassium inside an avocado can reduce depression, prevent the deposition of fluid in the body and it can lowering blood pressure.
  • Unsaturated fats. This type of fats are useful for lowering blood cholesterol (LDL), which means it can prevent stroke, high blood pressure, cancer or heart disease. Unsaturated fat in avocados is also easy to digest by the body to provide maximum results. Unsaturated fat in avocados also contain anti-bacterial and anti fungal.
  • Oleic acid. Oleic acid is a powerful antioxidant and it has a function to capture free radicals in the body due to pollution. Free radicals in the body will cause a variety of health complaints.
  • Vitamin B6. This type of vitamin is believed to relieve pre-menstrual syndrome that generally affects women every month.
  • Iron. This substance is required in the regeneration of the blood and preventing anemia.
  • Minerals and zinc. These substances are useful to relieve high blood pressure, monitoring heart rate and maintaining nerve function.

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Avocados and cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is one of leading cause of death in the United States and most of countries in the world. But we can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by healthy diet and exercise plan. Even a trusted organization namely The American Heart Association (AHA) Dietary Guidelines recommend special diet that has at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. This diet contains up to 30% of calories from fats (especially unsaturated), cholesterol, trans fats and sodium.

The first step in lowering the risk of heart disease are knowing which fats raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and which ones don't. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is known as "bad" cholesterol. But High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as "good" cholesterol. Avocado itself is known as one of the few fruits that provide "good fats" by providing 0.5 g polyunsaturated fat and 3 g of mono and per 1 oz. serving. That’s why the American Heart Association (AHA) said that avocados meet the dietary guidelines.

Avocado also proven effectively in preventing hypertension, helps facilitate blood flow and even prevent several diseases such as allergies and digestive disorders. Diabetics are very limited in choosing the food menus, avocados can be used as part of the diet. Because avocados contain little sugar, but there are a lot of cellulose fibers.

Avocado for dry hair and hair loss

If your hair is dry and fall off then you can handle it with avocado. You can try natural recipes by used avocado and coconut milk as a conditioner for dry hair type. Because both are rich with oil content and other vitamins, like vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin E. With so many benefits, we can use the double combination between avocado and coconut milk as a resource that will treat the hair. The substances in avocados were also able to stimulate hair growth. If you want to try, there's a simple way to get this natural conditioner.

The material you need is an avocado that has been peeled and has been crushed. Then prepare enough the coconut milk. Mix the avocado and coconut milk until the texture "thickens" looks like shampoo. Then apply little by little onto your hair by combing throughout the hair. Leave for 10-15 minutes, then rinse until clean.

Benefits of avocado for pregnant women

Avocado can also be felt for mothers who are pregnant. In early pregnancy, the fetus is in great need of adequate folic acid. When the pregnancy mother check to the doctor, the doctor always recommend nutritious foods during pregnancy (even before the pregnancy occurred). Maternal milk also includes folate. Folic acid is very important because it greatly affects the formation of brain function, nerve and bone marrow for the baby. If omitted, the risk of babies born with disabilities is very high. For pregnant mom, avocado fruit is useful for the digestive tract (prevent constipation).

Folic acid or vitamin B9, part of the vitamin B complex. This vitamin helps the body in producing and maintaining the perfection of DNA (Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid), the body's genetic material. The fat content in avocados can be 20-30 times more than other fruits. But keep in mind, the fat contained in avocados are “good fat”. Monounsaturated fats are have function to help reduce the level of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Avocados are the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fatty acids. For pregnant women who need fat for energy producers. In addition, the avocado fruit is also the most rich in folic acid. According to Prof. dr. Joseph Hersh from the Medicine Faculty, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, trimester I is the formation of the fetal central nervous system, including brain and spinal cord.

Research in 1991 also found an association between folic acid and birth defects. Folic-acid deficiency also affects the formation of brain function, nerve, and bone marrow-turns. An avocado contains 114 micrograms of folic acid. This amount is sufficient to meet the 30% requirement of folic acid for pregnant women. Requirement of folic acid recommended for pregnant women every day, about 600 micrograms, 500 micrograms of breastfeeding mothers, as well as adult women 400 micrograms. In addition to folic acid and fats, avocados contain fiber that can help prevent constipation that is often experienced by pregnant women.

The benefit of Avocados for skin

Avocados also useful for health skin, especially for skin that tends to dry in order to be moist. Avocado can stimulate the formation of collagen tissue, because it contains various vitamins which are needed by skin. There’s a simple herbal recipes for the beauty of the skin. We can make a mask from avocado. Simply take ½ ripe avocado, crush this manually and mix with honey. And then apply to the face and wait a while at least 10 minutes or until it dry. Then rinse the face.

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Avocados for babies

The benefit of avocado for infants has been recommended by doctors and nutritionists. The provision of avocado as supplementary food beside mother's milk can be started to infants aged 6 months upwards. Avocado is a safe fruit, like bananas and oranges. Nutritional content inside avocadoes are quite high. Avocados also contain vitamins and minerals. Nutrients in avocados can meet the needs of the baby. There are about 11 vitamins and minerals, such as: vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin C, vitamin E, minerals potassium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, manganese, folic acid, cellulose fibers.

Way of presenting
Avocado can be served without any additional material. Select a fairly mature avocado, halved, seeded. Grab the fruit with a spoon. Filtered by used a fine filter to separate the fiber. If we want to give a taste, we can add honey. Avoid other sweetening material. We can add breast milk, blend it until reaches the desired consistency. We can add potatoes or steamed pumpkin that has been cooked before.

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Mango and cuisine

The avocado is very popular as vegetarian cuisine. We can usually found this in salad and sandwich. It can be used as the base for the Mexican dip, we can called this as guacamole. Avocados often used for milkshakes and occasionally added to ice cream and other desserts. We can found this in Indonesia, Brazil, Philippines, southern India (Kerala and Karnataka region), and Vietnam. How to make this milkshake? avocado's milkshake is made with pureed avocado, sugar, water, and we add chocolate milk. The color was so beautiful and really mouth watering. In New Zealand and Australia, it is often served in sandwiches, sushis, or with chicken. In Ghana, it is just eaten alone with the slice of bread. If we often make mashed potato, but it different in Sri Lanka because ripened flesh mashed with sugar and milk. Or we can consume this with cassava or regular bread, this menu is available in Haiti for breakfast. In Mexico and Central America, avocados are served with salad, white rice, in soups or beside meat and chicken. Avocado slices are often added into hot dogs, hamburgers, carne asada and tortas. Have you ever eaten the Californian Rolls? Because the key of this food is by combining avocado with eggs, like: omelettes, scrambled eggs, or tortillas.

El tango guacamole

Avocado Foccacia

California club pizza

Avocado Deluxe Salad

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Avocado Juice

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"Avocado" Pocket Sandwiches

Ingredients:

- 1 avocado and peeled
- 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup bottled Italian dressing
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cheese
- 4 pita breads

Instructions:

- Cut half the avocado and make it into a dice. Reserve other half.
- Gently toss diced avocado, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, mushrooms, and cheese with Italian dressing.
- Slit pita breads. Separate halfway around by pulling edges apart to form a pocket. And then fill each with 1/4 of the mixture.
- Mash the remaining of avocado with fork and stir in tomato and lemon juice. Take a spoonful inside each sandwich.

Avocado ice cream

Ingredients:

- 2 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded, and sliced
- 3 egg yolks
- 4 cups whipping cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Tablespoons light rum or tequila
- 2 tablespoons of purpose flour
- a little salt
- 1 teaspoons vanilla

Instruction:

- Combine the avocados and 1 cup of the cream in the food processor or we can use blender.
- Add the rum or tequila and whirl until smooth. Refrigerate for almost 2 hours.
- Beat the egg yolks with 1 cup of the cream.
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt and whisk it until blend perfectly. And then slowly whisk in the remaining 2 cups of cream.
- Stir over medium heat until slightly thickened.
- Whisk half the hot mixture into the egg yolks.
- The next step is pour the mixture into the saucepan and stir over medium heat for about 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat and then stir in the vanilla. Refrigerate for almost 2 hours.
- Combine the avocado mixture and the egg yolk mixture in ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Please notice this!

Avocado leaves, skin, bark, are documented to be harmful to animals. Such as: dogs, cats, rabbits, cattle, birds, rats, fish, and horses. The part of avocado plants can be harmed or even killed when these animals consume them. Because avocado's leaves contain persin, a toxic fatty acid derivative can cause equine colic if the avocado leaves consumed in sufficient quantity without veterinary treatment. How about human? Negative effect for human just an allergic individuals. But most of them are free to consume without any side effect.

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      assumngo@yahoo.com 5 years ago

      This is quite informative. I will try the recipe for hair loss. I can't wait to see my hair grow and full

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Coolmon2009. Thank you very much for coming and share your opinion about avocado. I hope this hub useful for you and you can try make avocado ice cream soon. Happy new year!

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice one on avocados. The nickname "alligator pear" is one I haven't heard and The avocado ice cream sounds interesting to try. Also, like your other articles on nutrition, this one is well written and informative.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, dinkan53. I hope you enjoy this information and we can learn a little about the benefit by eating avocados for our health. I really appreciate your vote. Thank you very much for coming. Take care!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      This is an awesome hub about avocado's. It is visible that you have done a good research in this subject and collected photographs with supporting videos, well done. my vote goes up and interesting.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, stars439. Thank you very much for coming. I hope this hub useful for you. At least we can learn about the secret of avocados for health. God bless you too!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, vocalcoach. I am glad to see you here and I know how you love avocado as healthy menu. Thanks for your compliment to this hub and I hope this hub useful for you. I believe that you'll get all the benefits by eating avocados regularly...amen. Have a nice day!

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Neat hub. All kinds of wonderful information about avocados. Thank you for the wonderful pictures, and the educational m and interesting hub. God Bless You.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Prasetio - This is my favorite hub. (I think I say that about all your hubs) :) The avocado is so very good for us. I eat them regularly - especially quacamole. You have a remarkable presentation for the avocado. I enjoy reading the history and nutritional values. The photos are beautiful. I rated up and across for this very fine hub. Thank you, my friend~

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, drpastorcarlotta. I am glad to know that you love avocado as well. Thank you very much for coming. I hope this hub useful for us. God bless you!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I LOVE AVACODOS!!! Using them on your face is wonderful! I just has some the other day as a spicy dip, which was delicious! GREAT HUB as always prasetio30, voted-useful!!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, PDXKaraokeGuy. I am glad you love this hub. I hope this information useful for you. Cheers....

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Pras, I certainly will. i like it on hamburgers and in tacos too!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much, adrienne2 for your beautiful words about this hub. Good bless you!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      You are welcome, and thanks again for giving such great information.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Adrienne2. Thank you so much for coming to this hub and share your experience with avocados. I am glad this hub useful for you. I really appreciate your vote.Cheers..

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      I am so glad I came across your article on avocados, I actually have some with my dinner today. After reading your informative article, I see this fruit is an easy way to help my dry hair. You got me on the avocado juice and ice cream I cant even begin to imagine how this would taste. My aunt was trying to tell me to add avocado to my diet, and I kind of just brushed it off. Ok but now I see the benefits I can reap from eating this delicious fruit. Thank you for all this helpful information. Voted up!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Suzanne. Thank you so much for coming to this hub and I hope you can learn many things about this fruit. Cheers..

      Blessing and hugs, prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, SanneL. Good to see you again. I hope you can plant avocado tree and you can harvest the avocado anytime you want. You can try all the recipes and taste how this fruit is so delicious. Thank you very much. Take care!

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, DeBorrah K.Ogans. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and I am glad to know that this hub useful for you. The most important thing is you wanna try this fruit. I hope you will get all the benefit by eating mango for your health. God bless you!

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      suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I also love avocados but never knew so much about them. This is a great Hub, Pras. Rated up and awesome!

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Oh gosh, I wish I had an avocado tree, just like our fellow hubber, Lobobrandon!

      I love avocados and can't get enough of them.

      I will bookmark and try out all those wonderful recipes. Thank you so much!

      Voted up and useful.:)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Prasetio, WOW! Wonderful informative and educational hub on the avocado! You have researched them thoroughly! I enjoy them and just purchased some... I already knew that they were good for us! But, I will now enjoy them that much more knowing what an extensive nutritional value they have! Great job & of course VOTED UP!!!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Polly. Good to see you here in beautiful morning. Thank you very much for coming and share beautiful comment about avocado. I hope you wanna try this food and you can put this on your diet. I believe you'll get all the benefits by consume this fruit. Thanks for always support my hub and you are one of my best friend here. God bless you too. Have a nice weekend!

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      I just have to say wow on all your hubs prasetio and this one I love, being really into health foods. I did not know all these things about the avocado although not liking it's taste I have still used it in foods to cover that and it can replace cheese in recipes, did you know? Well it will now become a regular part of my diet friend and I may live much longer thanks to you! GBY! You always get my vote and deserve to stay at the top! Your friend forever, Polly.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, PDXKaraokeGuy. Good to see you here. I hope you can try to make a delicious juice by using avocado. Thank you very much. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Peggy. Nice to see you here. Thanks for share your big appreciation to avocado. This fruit is one of the best fruit for diet among another great fruits. I love your vote and I hope this hub useful for us. Have a nice weekend. Take care!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Oh, I love avocados. Never had the juice, though. Good hub!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We get avocados year round in our supermarkets. Love them! You have outlined many good reasons why people should incorporate them into their diets. Excellent hub Prasetio! All the up ratings except funny!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, stephaniedas. Good to see you again. Thank you very much for coming and I know that you had made avocado smoothie. I believe that your smoothie was delicious, right. I hope we get all the benefit by eating avocado. Have a good day!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Om Paramapoonya. Thanks for coming and I am glad to know that avocados also popular in California. I hope you enjoy this information and you want to try the avocado ice cream. Take care!

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      Thank you for the recipe Prasetio, I appreciate it! It doesn't sound too different from the avocado smoothie that I make, just the chocolate is a new flavor to try.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Thanks for this informative hub! I live in California and avocados are indeed a popular ingredient. I eat them all the time. Your avocado ice-cream recipe sounds really delish. I'll certainly give it a try. :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      God bless you, my friend (Eiddwen). My pray always for you....amen!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome my friend.

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      Dear friend, Eiddwen. Thank you so much for coming to this hub. I am glad you love this information. I hope we can learn something useful from this fruit. I really love your vote. Have a good day!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Wow prasetio,all this hard work that you put into these hubs certainly pays off.

      They are works of art and I vote up up and awaayyy!!!

      Here's to many more to share on here.

      Take care my friend and have a wonderful day.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Debby Bruck. Welcome to this hub. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!

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      Your welcome, Hello, hello. Thanks for coming and give your appreciation to this hub. Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Audrey. I am so happy to see you again. At least you still enjoy all the pictures and learn something good about avocado as one of the best natural source. Cheers....~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, CMHypno. Welcome to this hub. Thanks for leave nice comment. I hope you enjoy the recipes above. Nice to see again. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, stephaniedas. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and share your opinion about avocado and I know how you love this fruit. Unfortunately you can't buy this fruit with affordable price. Avocado juice based on Indonesian style is very easy and simple.

      Cut the avocado flesh, and then put this in the blender. Add sugar, water and several ice cubes. After the process finished, we can add chocolate milk. Avocado juice is ready to served.

      Have a good day and enjoy another recipes from avocados.

      Prasetio

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Prasetio ~ Very thorough expose. Thanks. Debby

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      A very comprehensive and detailed hub. Great work.

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      Audrey Kirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

      Making me crazy, Prasetio....I absolutely LOVE avocados but can only eat them in the tiniest bits because I'm allergic to them - and chocolate. Sometimes things just aren't fair....but I can always come back and look at your beautiful pictures, eh?

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      CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Thank you for sharing all this great information on avocados prasetio. Avocado and chicken sandwiches with mayo are my favourite, so now I know that they are healthy as well as tasty

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      This is a spectacular hub. What is in the Indonesian style avocado juice?

      I like avocado smoothies with milk, I think they are delicious. Half of the reason that I want to move to a warmer climate is avocados. They are so expensive here that it really hurts me to use them on my skin or hair, even though I know they're good for it. Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome! And please post a hub with the recipe for Indonesian avocado juice! Thank you :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Lady_E. Thank you so much for coming and you want to vote it as "Hub of the Week". I am impressed with this. But the most important thing is we can get all the benefits by consume avocado though you felt lazy to peel this. I really appreciate your vote and share this hub on Facebook. God bless you!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Prasetio, you presented this hub in an excellent way. I would vote it "Hub of the Week".

      I love Avocado particularly when it's cold but I don't like the "having to peel it bit". (Lazy me) Thanks for the info - it is so nutricious.

      Beautiful Hub - I will share it on FB.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      my friend, anglnwu. Thank you so much for coming to this hub. I am glad to know that you love avocado and gaucamole is delicious as well. I really appreciate your big appreciation to this hub and share your vote. God bless you.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Living in California, we can always find avocadoes--something I'm grateful for. I love avocadoes and love the buttery texture. My favorite is gaucamole, of course. Again, love your hub and voting it up.

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      Your welcome, psychicdog.net. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care! ~prasetio

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      My friend, Sueswan. I so happy to see you here and you love the avocado recipe. Thanks for bookmark this information and share your vote to this hub. Take care!

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      My friend, thelyricwriter. Thanks for your compliment about me. I hope my hubs always useful for you. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Ruby. I hope this information useful for you and you want to try avocado as well. This as a good news for me. Take care!

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      Hi, Nell. Good to see you again. Thanks for coming and share your big appreciation to this hub. I am so happy to know that you love this information. I hope we can learn so many things about avocados. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      psychicdog.net 5 years ago

      Enjoyed reading this useful hub on one of our families favorites. Thanks Prasetio

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Prasetio

      I have bookmarked this one.

      I like Avacados but I don't eat them very much.

      The Avacado Pocket Sandwich sounds delicious.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Have a nice day

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      You always amaze me with all your useful articles. Votes up! Another great article. Thanks for your kind words. Take care.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I had no idea that avocados were that nutritional. I never buy them but i will now. Thank's for sharing lots of good info..

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, pras this was a very detailed hub, amazing stuff! I really want an avocado now! I didn't realise that you can use it for so many different things, and what a good idea to incorporate it into a babies diet, rated up! cheers nell

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Derdriu. Thank you so much for your compliment about this hub. I hope you get all the benefits by using avocados as one of the best natural source for our health. I love reading your comment and your vote as well. Your coming very valuable here as your appreciation with my work. Have a good day!

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Maria Tesu. Thanks for coming and share your self experience in using avocado for facial masks. I am glad to know that this fruit useful for you. Cheers....~prasetio

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Prasetio30: What factual, helpful, practical information to have about the attractive, healthy, savory avocado! It is one of my favorites for facials, foods and refreshments. Now I have the nutrition information all in one place as well as an additional, new use: conditioner, just for health and luster and not because of hair dryness or loss!

      Thank you for sharing, voted up, etc.,

      Derdriu

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      Maria Tesu 5 years ago

      I loooove avocados!! I use them for facial masks :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, akune. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. I hope this hub useful for you. Your vote really appreciated here. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, lobobrandon. Good to see you again. This was your second visit to this hub. Thanks for share your confirmation about avocados tree. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, drbj. Thank you very much for coming and share your thought about this fruit. Wow....Florida has so many good fruits, mangoes, avocados. It's good for the people who live in Florida. They have many choices. I am glad to know about folks selling avocados by the roadway. You can also find this in my city. We can bargain this fruit before we buy and finally we'll get affordable price. Have a good day.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, KoffeeKlatch Gals. Good to see you again. I am so happy to know that you love avocados and this hub useful for you. The avocado and coconut milk are one of natural remedies. I hope you can make a delicious ice cream from this fruit. Thank you very much. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, soniacharan. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, tlpoague. Thanks for coming. I am glad this hub useful for you. I hope you can make delicious food by using avocado and your kids will love this food. Take care!

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      akune 5 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Beautiful! Useful. I used to have an avocado tree in the tropics. It would groan with fruit every year. It is a totally amazing fruit. Hub voted up.

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      Brandon Lobo 5 years ago

      Hi Prasetio yes it's just a 7 year old tree produces at least 250.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      You certainly covered the avocado's importance in this exhaustive hub, pras. This particular fruit is abundant in Florida. And so popular that in many neighborhoods at busy intersections, you can find folks selling avocados by the roadway.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wow Prsetio what a hub. I love avocadoes. I had no idea they were so good for you. I definately will have to try the avocado and coconut milk for the hair. Your recipes are delightful. Avocado ice cream is something I would have never thought of. Great job.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, molometer. Thanks for stopping by and share your opinion about this fruit as your favorite menu. It depend on us how we want to add another ingredients, as long as it good for you and delicious as well. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, gailalovesbijou. Good to see you here. Thank you so much for coming and share your thought about avocados. Maybe I have the same idea with you if I stranded on a desert island. I just need a blender and I'll make an avocado juice. I am glad to share this information for you. I really appreciate your vote here. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, lobobrandon. Thanks for stopping by and share about how one avocado tree can produce tonnes of fruit every year. At least 250 a year, really? I had never know about that. Have a good day!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Rosemay50. Thank you so much for coming. I can see your smile from here. I think you can make a delicious milkshake soon. I hope you enjoy the video above. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Sunny Day. Nice to see you here. Thanks for coming and share your experience in consuming avocados. Wow...I am glad to know this from you. I am avocados lovers. I often make an avocado juice or I just crush this fruit with sugar and chocolate milk. A little suggest for you. I thought you can add more nutrition for avocado tree. I hope this tree will produce fresh avocados soon. Cheers....

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      soniacharan 5 years ago from Mumbai,INDIA

      THANKS FOR SHARING THIS..

      HADNT KNOWN ABOUT THIS...

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      Tammy 5 years ago from USA

      Wow, what a great hub! I didn't know you could use avacados and coconut oil for dry hair. I will have to try this out. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes and pictures. I will have to pass the recipes on to my kids. Voted up!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Avocados are just the best. especially with crispy bacon. Sorry veggies and religious people but they make a great combo. And they cancell each other out Bacon bad Avo good. lol

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      gailalovesbijou 5 years ago from Wyomissing, PA

      Awesome hub! If I were stranded on a desert island, avocados (and mangoes) would be all I'd need. Their flavor is both smooth and complex. We always have them in our home. I learned so many interesting things about them in your hub Prasetio. Thank you so much! Voted up, useful, beautiful, interesting, and bookmarked. I will definitely be making that smoothie soon.

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      Brandon Lobo 5 years ago

      Sunnie Day

      We have just 1 tree and it gives tonnes of fruit every year at least 250 a year.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I absolutely love avocados, I use them regularly in my menus. But I have never tried them as milkshake, I will do this today beause I have 3 on hand.

      A great hub with some great information.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Dear Prasetio,

      Avocado's are my all time favorite fruit in all the world..I could eat a ton of them but know I cant but I would if I could. I eat a half of one daily when I can get them fresh..Thank you for a great article. Lots of great information. They do make great facial masks..I have tried them..so good for you.I have one little avocado tree that never produced as I did not have a mate for it which I didnt know you had to have two trees..lol..anyway..Take care..thank you again.

      Sunnie