Every cuisine can serve a balanced diet, however Mexican flavor has its own place in providing various options. Today, Avocado has taken the Throne in my kitchen. We are all familiar with the versatility that it serves. It is a sooper creamy ingredient that you can transform or allow it to shine by its own. Everyone likes Fresh Guacamole, common who does not like it?! ..at least I have not seen anyone rejecting it until now.! Guacamole can be served as a dip, spread, filling and sauce etc.,. I have tried avocado in savory recipes and wanted to try it in my dessert. So how about Ice-cream.?? hmm.. you must be thinking I'm crazy..?! Try it yourself, you may be surprised. I Loved it!! It gives a creamy, delicious smooth finish to your taste buds. I got mixed response while sharing it with a group of kids. The younger kids loved it while the older ones were able to figure out the key ingredient as avocado and felt that it was different. However, it was huge hit among adults!! :)
Lets take a look at the nutrient info gathered from avacado.org for all the health freaks out there. There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins. Avocados contain 76 milligrams beta-sitosterol in a 3-oz. serving of avocado. Beta-sitosterol is a natural plant sterol which may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. MONOUNSATURATED FATS (3g per serving) – Helps to lower blood cholesterol if used in place of saturated fats. For more nutrient info, please check here.
All said and done, I would still prefer to follow moderation as a wise choice. How about ya? —yMarni