You might have had it with a couple of tortilla chips last night, or on toast this morning, but the avocado is more than its buttery texture and decadent flavour. Native to Central America, the fruit of the Persea Americana tree has been given lots of love for being incredibly nutritious.
While they come in many different variations, the most popular type is the Hass avocado. Its distinctive shape and bumpy skin might have earned it the unappealing nickname of “alligator pear”, but look past its façade and you’ll reap the benefits.
Inside, more than 20 different vitamins and minerals will have your daily intake covered. Then there’s the high fibre content. A single serving provides 27 percent of the recommended daily amount. 25 percent of this is soluble, which makes it great for the friendly gut bacteria in the intestines.
We could go on and on about the beauty of these ugly fruits, but here are 5 reasons why you need to start making that guac.