The avocado craze began a few years agowhen everyone started going as green as possible, and it seems that the GreenQueen isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Packed with healthy fats and fibre,avocado is a perfect ingredient to add to your diet. We’re used to thinkingavocado is a vegetable, but in fact it’s a fruit, and that’s only one of themany quirky secrets avocado is hiding up its green sleeve. Here are 7 avocadomyths you probably believe, but shouldn’t.
Myth:It’ll turn all brown once you cut it
While it is true that avocados quickly losetheir fresh green glamour once you cut them, turning into mushy brown mass,there is a way to keep them yummy-looking for a longer period of time. First,you can try storing the cut avocado in water. If that seems not very deliciousto you, then sprinkle a bit of citrus juice on top to keep it fresh-looking. Anothertrick you can use is storing the cut avocado in an airtight container with apiece of onion. Yep, not very appetizing, but it will do the trick!
Myth:They’re perfect for baking
They really are perfect for baking –avocados can easily be used as an ingredient for creating scrumptious cakes,but they can also become the star of your cake and a standalone baked dessert.Don’t believe? Just look at this pic!
Myth:Avocados are only for salads
This might have been the case when avocadohas only entered the dining scene of green eaters, but now we all know thatthis amazing fruit with its creamy texture is capable of much more. Turn itinto a yummy mousse or smear the just-ripe avocado over a crunchy toast andyou’ll experience just how wonderful it can taste.
Myth:They are fattening
It’s true that avocados contain fats (15%),but we all know that fats can be different and not all of them are harmful foryour health. Avocados are among the few fruits and veggies that contain monounsaturatedor ‘good’ fats that are essential to your diet.
Myth:It’s impossible to freeze them
This is simply not true – you can easilyfreeze avocados by peeling, cutting, and removing the seed. Pack it into anairtight container and you’re ready to go. If you want to get especially smartabout your frozen avocado you can mash it, add some lime or lemon juice andsave for your future guacamole!
Myth:You can’t eat avocados everyday
Truth is, you can eat avocados as much asyou want, just mind the calories! It’s a great fruit for your diet, but it’sfar from dietary. That being said, a pinch of avocado can do wonders for yourmeals throughout the day. Add some to your breakfast smoothie to create a silkytexture, bake a yummy avocado cake for dinner, or make a simple avocado-eggsandwich for lunch.
Myth: You shouldn’t keep avocados in the fridge
Avocados like fridge just as much as any other fruit or vegetable. It all depends on what you’re going for! If you want your avocados to ripen as fast as possible, just leave them on the table for a day so they become all soft and mushy. If you’re not planning on eating them straight away, store them in the fridge and they will last longer.