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Avocados

Where does it come from?

The avocado comes from central America, with testimonies that they were consumed in the area for over 10.000 years!!

When should it be planted?

The Persea Americana is planted in mild temperatures between 16*-20* C – 60*-68* F towards the end of winter. In Greece it is cultivated especially on the island of Crete. The best season to consume it is from January until the end of June.

Climate

The avocado tree need high temperatures and quite a bit of humidity and of course needs a very generous amount of water. It cannot withstand very cold winters.

Nutritional analysis (1 avocado- 136 g)

Calories (kcal)

 

Carbohydrates

(g)

Proteins

Fats

Fiber

Salt

227,1

11,7

2,7

21

2,9

10,9

11,4%

4,5%

5,3%

29,9%

14,5%

0,5%

The values represent the percentages offered to cover the needs of most people which are 2000 kcal per day.

Recipes

It is undisputedly the main ingredient in guacamole and is characteristic of Mexican cuisine. It enriches salads but at the same time it is an ingredient used in making chocolate based sweets.

The article has been written in collaboration with Kitchen Lab’s Dietitian/Nutritionist Christos Papavaggelis.

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