Avocado - Natural Benefits and Curative Properties
Botanical Name :: : Persea americana
Indian Name :: Kulu Niispati or Mlikhanphal
Other English Names :: Alligator Pear, Butter Fruit
The avocado is a large fleshy pear-shaped berry. It has a single large seed surrounded by buttery pulp and a hard skin. It is yellowish-green to maroon and purple in color. The avocado tree is evergreen. It is shallow-rooted and there are no visible root hairs. It has spirally-arranged leaves, variable in shape and size and fragrant yellowish flowers
Origin and DistributionThe avocado originated in Central America. The early Spanish explorers recorded its cultivation from Mexico to Peru It was taken to southern Spain in 1601. The fruit was introduced in Mauritius in 1780 and it spread in Asia mostly in the mid-19th century . Avocados are now grown in most tropical and subtropical countries including South Africa and Australia
The avocado contains more fat than any other fruit except the olive. Its fat is of the highest quality, wholly free from the unpleasant butyric acid with which many fats are contaminated. It contains a sufficient amount of vitamin A to maintain high resistance against bacterial infection, a quality possessed by few vegetable fats
The protein of avocado is of the finest quality and is much superior to protein of bread and other cereal foods.Its composition is almost identical with that of milk. In fact, the pulp of the fruit is so free from fibre that it forms, with water, a fine emulsion which Closely resembles milk in consistency and appearance. With the exception of an excess of fat and the lack of vitamin C, it may serve as a very satisfactory substitute for dairy milk. Prepared thus, the avocado may be given safely to young infants and to the feeble invalids
Natural Benefits and Curative Properties
The avocado possesses virtues of extraordinary character. For purity, wholesomeness, ease of digestibility and adaptation to human needs, it has few rivals
As avocados become sour when cooked and cannot successfully survive freezing, they should be eaten raw and as fresh as possible. If they have to be kept for a short time, they should be stored at room temperature and not in a refrigerator.
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