Chef Tip on how to keep avocados from turning brown that you may have never heard of it before. Second, we will teach you a cool trick on how to make a rock hard avocado perfectly ripe within minutes. Not in the microwave, that would kill the a lot of the health benefits.
EXTRA BONUS TIP – NATURE’S FOOD HACK FOR AVOCADOS – AT THE GROCERY STORE WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO NEVER PICK A BAD AVOCADO EVER AGAIN, NO SQUEEZING NEEDED. WE’VE ALL EXPERIENCED GETTING HOME, CUTTING INTO THE AVOCADO ONLY TO FIND OUT IT’S ALREADY TURNED BROWN ON THE INSIDE.
Avocado Health Tips For Life
Avocados have become a superfood due to what they offer our bodies on a daily basis.
Avocados have a good bit fiber in them which is the secret key to top health and one of the harder things to get enough of each day. Avocados are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, B6, vitamin E and C, they’re also packed with twice the amount of potassium as bananas. Indeed, avocados are high in fat, but the fat that they contain is the “good kind”, so eat all you want. Score!
They’re also high in omega 3 fatty acids which directly helps protect brain function (clear thinking), and risk of heart disease(our number one killer in America). Each cup of avocado contains about 3 grams of protein and very little sugar. Avocados are also high in vitamins K, vitamin B5, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. Wow, and we are just getting started
The Tough Dark Skin on Avocados?
This is one of the avocado’s best qualities – the outer skin is so dense, it keeps out pesticides, making it one of the safest fruits to eat (which is why you should think twice before forking out that extra cash for organic avocados) #InterestingThought
Cut through the Avocados skin and you’ll get access to 11 different carotenoids, which are naturally occurring pigments found in plants, fungi, and some bacteria that have been found to impart many health benefits, including decreasing the risk of disease, particularly certain cancers and eye disease. Beta-Carotene, for example, is thought to have added benefits because of its ability to be converted to vitamin A, and lutein. Zeaxanthin has the ability protect our eyes from disease because they absorb the damaging blue light that enters the eye. The Avocado pulp is both antibacterial and antifungal, so it fights off disease and keeps the immune system healthy. Avocados are also an excellent source of the amino acid lecithin which prevents liver overload, boosts memory and helps to balance weight
Avocados have become America’s “new favorite fruit.” Whether eaten in raw slices with salt and pepper or mashed up in guacamole, its myriad of benefits fills every bite. The fruit, however, does more than just satisfy America’s appetite; eating avocados can lead to living a longer.
Top Health Benefits Of Avocados
HELPS YOUR BODY ABSORB OTHER NUTRIENTS
REDUCES RISK OF CERTAIN CANCERS
LOWERS CHOLESTEROL & BLOOD PRESSURE
PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS
BOOSTS EYE HEALTH
EASES ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS
Here’s a foolproof trick to making avocados ripe in minutes
What you need: A baking sheet, aluminum foil, and that hard-as-a-rock avocado
What to do: Wrap the avocados in aluminum foil and set them on the baking sheet. Pop into the oven at 200°F for ten minutes, or until the avocados are soft (depending on how hard the avocados are and the heat of your oven). Remove it from the oven, then put your soft, ripe avocado into the fridge until it cools.
Why this works: Avocados produce ethylene gas, which is typically released slowly, causing the fruit to ripen. But as the avocado bakes in the aluminum foil it releases the gas, it surrounds the avocado and puts the ripening process into hyperdrive
STOP THEM FROM TURNING
We’ve all seen avocados turn the brown color that is not quite appetizing. No problem, we have you covered. Adding acid, lime or lemon will slow down this process greatly. Tip 2, if you cover the top of them with water or olive oil it will cut off the air supply and completely stop the process
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Chef Steven Pennington
Le Cordon Bleu Chef sharing food adventures from around the world with a style of cooking rooted in southwestern flavors using French culinary technique.