Avocados are great, and they are included in many recipes. This fruit has become a real hit.
As reported by CDPH (The California Department of Public Health), the central American avocado first appeared about 7000 years ago in south Mexico and Colombia.
In the 16th century, its name was “aguacate”, and later, English colonists named this fruit “alligator pear”, because of its green color and pear shape. Today, there are over 80 Californian varieties, and the most popular ones are Hass avocados.
Avocados have a lot of benefits, such as:
- They are rich with potassium
- They are extremely nutritious
- Help with cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- They are filled with antioxidants
- Prevent diabetes
- Prevent obesity
- Boost your mood
- Improve sleep quality
- Improve your vision
- Boost your heart health
- Prevent gastrointestinal diseases
- Help with weight loss
- Prevent depression
- Help with arthritis
- Prevent strokes
- May prevent cancer
- Detoxify the body
- They are rich with fiber
One serving of avocado provides 64 calories, less than one gram of sugar, 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of fat.
RD Abbey Sharp says that avocados improve our complexion and lowers signs of aging.
Unfortunately, the price of avocados has increased lately. So, here we offer you a great option – grow your own avocados!
After cleaning an avocado seed, put 4 toothpicks in it on an equal distance. Make sure you know which end is top and which – bottom. Then pour some water in a glass, and put the seed in it. Make sure the water covers the seed. Keep the glass on a sunny area.
2-8 weeks later, the root and stem are going to sprout, and after the stem reaches 6 inches, cut it to 3 inches. Then, when it gets 6 inches again, the roots are going to become thick and the leaves are going to appear.
Plant it in a humus soil, in a pot of ten and a half inches in diameter, keeping the seed half uncovered.
It should always be exposed to sunlight, and make sure you water it regularly. However, if you water it more than needed, the leaves will become yellow.
After the stem gets 12 inches long, cut it to 6 inches.
It may take a few years after you get some fruit, but when the fruit appears, you’ll enjoy in some delicious and organic avocados. Take care of your tree, so that it flourishes.