Avocado's Reputation Gets Another Chance

Recipes for Health on The New York Times
Avocados occasionally get a bad rap for containing fat, but experts say that healthy fats, along with oleic acid, vitamins and dietary fiber, can be beneficial. Eat avocados, once called "poor man's butter," in a variety of foods, including Mexican soups. ...
... When I lived in France, in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, I hardly ever ate avocados. Those sold in the markets were smooth, thin-skinned varieties grown mostly in Israel. They were watery, not as creamy or nutty-tasting as Haas avocados, the dark, pebbly-skinned variety that we get in California. Plus, it was a time of fat phobia. Any fat was a bad fat, and avocados are rich in fat. But the fats in avocados, like those in olives and nuts, are for the most part healthy monounsaturated fats ...
Full Story: Avocados: ‘Poor Man’s Butter’ No More; By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN




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