What’s so Great About the Avocado, and Why are Avocados so Great?

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 1:15 am

Man, a fresh ripe avocado with its smooth green and yellow color that spreads like butter and tastes like heaven. Eating just one of these has many benefits for the human body, making them one of nature’s perfect foods. And boy, do we love them in California.

Gretchen Sterling, of Pasadena Certified Farmers Market, tells us that avocados are also known as alligator pears or butter fruit and if you desire the fresh, locally grown avocados that contain tons of healthy oils and vitamins you can pick them up at the farmer’s market as they are almost always in season.

Avocados are great for the heart and contain a plant sterol called beta-sitosterol, which works to keep your cholesterol at healthy levels. They also include healthful fatty acids, and many vitamins plus minerals, giving you a variety of healthy nutrients in each serving.

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Avocados contain about 64 calories per fruit and contain healthy fats, which the body uses to give your skin a healthy glow.

The fruit also has a magical ingredient called folic acid, which is great for pregnant women and may even keep conditions like depression at bay thanks to its ability to prevent homocysteine from building up.

If all of that wasn’t enough, avocados are also a great source of fiber. And eating a high-fiber diet have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. What’s not to like?

Pasadena Certified Farmers Market is the place to pick up delicious, locally grown avocados.

So, if you want the benefits that come with the avocado, not to mention the great taste, texture, and pure beauty of the fruit as part of your daily routine, pick some up today and enjoy some healthy living.

Pasadena Certified Farmers Market is located at 2900 block of North Sierra Madre Boulevard, in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 449-0179 or visit http://www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org/VictoryPark







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