A healthy kind of fat – Avocados are packed with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are the type of fats the body needs and have been found to have significant positive health benefits.
Because of a reputation for being high in fat, some of us avoid eating Avocado. While it is true that 77% of the calories in Avocado are from fat, not all fats are created equal and these fats are the good type. Some studies have shown that Avocado actually help in weight loss, and aid in lowering the risk of heart disease. Other research has also indicated that the fats found in Avocado can assist eyesight, reduce the risk of cancer and relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
With a high fat content it’s only natural that Avocado can be used for cooking oil. Very similar to olive oil, the fats in Avocado help in resisting heat-induction oxidation, making Avocado oil healthy and safe in cooking.
Avocados are also high in potassium and actually contain more than bananas. Potassium has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke by helping the body regulate a healthy blood pressure.
Thanks to the climatic differences of growing regions, WA avocados are available all year round. However, the main commercial season runs from August through to February.
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