What are avocados?
The popularity of avocado is down to its rich, creamy texture and mild flavour…The avocado, or Persea Americana, is a fruit that belongs to the family of lauraceae; a group that also includes members such as cinnamon and laurel…There are dozens of varieties of avocado, ranging in size, colour and texture. ..All are native to tropical climates and when harvested..The flesh softens to a buttery texture that has become extremely popular in everything from dips to desserts 🍨🍨
An 80g portion of avocado contains:
- 5g protein
- 6g fat
- 5g carbohydrates
- 6g fibre
- 360mg potassium
- 56mg Vit E
Is avocado safe for everyone?
Some sensitive individuals may experience allergy to avocado. This includes an oral allergy which may be triggered by a cross-reaction to birch pollen. A rarer allergic response may occur if you have a latex allergy – if this is relevant to you refer to their GP for guidance.
Avocado, along with fruits including apples, peaches, raspberries and blueberries contain natural chemicals called salicylates. Some people are sensitive to these compounds and may experience an allergic reaction including skin rash and swelling.
If you are concerned about food allergies or have any other concerns, please consult your GP or registered dietitian for guidance.