$250 Worth Of Nature’s Goodness

avocado pearWe’ve been buying avocado pears each week now, their prices start at JA$250.00 (US$2.13).

avocado pearEveryone in my family loves eating avocados, and until the pear tree in our yard starts bearing, we don’t mind paying to enjoy nature’s goodness.

In my opinion, the avocado pear is nature’s butter . . . eaten with a sprinkle of salt (to avoid flatulence), you can spread it on bread, crackers, and enjoy it with any meal.

The avocado pear (Persea americana) is also known as alligator pear and butter pear, it is low in sugar and rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This fruit contains more calories and fats than other fruits.

Avocado pears are rich in potassium and are also excellent sources of minerals such as iron, copper, magnesium, and manganese. They contain beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant properties; and Vitamin A, E, and K are especially concentrated in the creamy pulp.avocado pearAs a plant food, the mono-unsaturated fats present in avocado pears are good for you; avocados are known to help lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good-cholesterol.

Recent studies have found that avocado consumption raised the blood level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – the type of cholesterol believed to be a protective factor in cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. avocado pear and spiced bunApart from making guacamole with avocados, one of my favourite snacks is spiced bun and pear, you should give it a try.

I read that some countries use their avocados to make ice-creams, milk shakes, and other deserts. The avocado is even used to make a drink.avocado pearPlease note that certain parts of the avocado pear . . . such as the seed (pit) and skin are toxic to animals – cats, dogs and horses. In general, the avocado bark, leaves, pit, and skin are harmful to pets, cattle, goats, rabbits, fish, and some birds; and if ingested, may result in death.

Caution: Persons who already have an allergy to latex may also experience symptoms after eating avocado pears.avocado pear

 

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