Cooking with avocado

One-third of a medium avocado (50g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice.

The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

There are many different types of avocados, varying in color, size and shape.

Avocados are usually pear-shaped to round and they come in many different shades of green, ranging from pale green to almost black when fully ripe.

The most popular type is called Hass avocado, which is round with black skin.

Storing avocados in the fridge – even while they're still whole – keeps them fresh for up to two weeks.

Store the avocado with the pit and coat it with olive oil or lemon juice prior to storing in an airtight container in the fridge.

Storing cut avocado with onion chunks also helps prevent browning.

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