Snacking with avos is a healthy way to go! See our five main reasons why avocados are good for you and try our delicious guacamole recipes.
They contain the highest content of vitamin E compared with other fruits
75% of energy comes from the avocado monounsaturated fats. These fats are beneficial to health and can help to keep the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels under control you.
They provide about 20 vitamins and minerals.
They are a high source of vitamin B and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6 and folic acid.
Avocado is smooth and versatile food that can be added to many dishes from salads to pizza.
Dating back to the ancient Aztecs, guacamole is probably the easiest, most versatile and delicious snacks that can be prepared avocados.
Guacamole with shock
Mash two avocados into a smooth consistency and add the finely chopped garlic, onions and peppers (seeds removed) with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and some chopped coriander. Be really brave and add a splash of Tequila!
Mash two avocados into a smooth consistency and add the finely chopped tomatoes, onions and garlic. Mix gently along with low-fat cream cheese and salt and pepper.
Guacamole for locals
Prepare a basic guacamole - two avocado, chopped onion, garlic, chilli and coriander. South Africanise guacamole - add peppadews mango or chopped or shredded biltong.
For more information and recipes visit the website 5-a-Day for Better Health Trust.