How to cook Avocado
Avocados are usually eaten raw – a tiny pinch of salt helps to bring out their flavour. They’re often mashed up in guacamole or sliced into salads or sandwiches. They can also be grilled and eaten hot, or whizzed up into smoothies or dressings.
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IS AN AVOCADO A VEGETABLE?
Avocados are eaten like vegetables, but are technically a fruit because they have a seed inside. They are part of the Laurel plant family, which also includes the Bay tree.
DID YOU KNOW?
To keep a cut avocado from going brown, rub a little lemon or lime juice on the exposed flesh. A squeeze of lemon juice will also keep freshly made guacamole a good bright green colour for longer.
Blitzed avocado works really well in ice cream and other dessert recipes – it has gorgeous silky texture thanks to its fat content. For an avo ice cream, simply peel, destone and scoop the avocado flesh into a liquidiser with a sugar syrup and dash of milk. Blitz to a smooth, light consistency – like a smoothie and freeze!
What are the health benefits?
Avocados are a source of vitamin E. Vitamin E helps to protect our cells (the tiny building blocks of our body) against damage so we can stay healthy and strong.