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The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

The health benefits of avocado include weight management, protection from heart diseases and diabetes, treating osteoarthritis, and enhancing the absorption of nutrients for the body. It also reduces the risk of cancer, liver damage, and vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding. Avocado helps in keeping the eyes healthy and protecting the skin from signs of aging and the harmful effects of UV rays. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar levels and has antioxidant properties. It even increases circulation, boosts cognitive abilities, and builds stronger bones!

Avocado Challenge Day 5

Serves: 3-4

1 Avocado
1 small clove of garlic (optional)
bunch coriander (optional)
1/4 cup filtered water
1 Tbs. fresh dill
1/2 tsp. raw honey or ¼ tsp. stevia
1/2 tsp. celtic sea salt
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Cut the avocado in half, peel and chop into small pieces and put into blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth. Can be used as a salad dressing or even a dip for vegetable sticks.

2. Add black pepper as a optional extra.

3. If you make a large amount and want to store it in the fridge….. REMEMBER TO LEAVE THE SEED WITHIN THE CONTAINER…. Yes it actually helps preserve the shelf life of the avocado. This applies to any type of guacamole you make.