Most people are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Part of the lifestyle is eating products that are good for you. One of the most nutritious food products is the avocado. Interestingly, the avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable. In fact, it is the only fruit that contains good fat, monounsaturated. Likewise, it is the only fruit that contains protein. In addition, avocados contain more potassium than a banana. Best of all, the fruit tastes good. That is why guacamole is a staple in so many American kitchens.
California Hass Avocados in Carpinteria CA are said to be the best in the world. Historically, avocados were first planted in the U.S. in 1871. In 1935, Rudolph Hass grafted trees that produced the Hass avocado. He received the first patent for a tree given in the U.S. Every Hass avocado sold comes from a tree derived from the first tree. The avocado is native to South America. Therefore, the sunny California climate is perfect to grow the food. California leads the nation with over 7,000 avocado groves, Florida is second. Santa Barbara County is the third largest producer of avocados in North America. California Hass Avocados in Carpinteria CA sits right in the middle of the county.
Besides guacamole, what can you make with avocados? Creative cooks and entertainers can make just about anything. Have you heard of guacamole macaroni and cheese? Here is a a recipe for an avocado daiquiri. The ingredients include:
- 4 ounces rum
- 1/4th medium-ripe avocado
- 1/2 ounce half and half
- 1/4th ounce fresh lemon or lime juice
- 2 ounces of simple syrup
- 1 1/2 cup ice cubes
Throw the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Also, avocados can be used for skin care. The fruit contains oils that penetrate the skin. The result is soft, moist skin. It is very good for people with eczema. Likewise, mash the avocado and make a mask for the hair. The hair will be softer and shinier. Finally, the next time someone has sunburn, rub avocado on their skin. It is a great natural remedy. Avocados should be a part of every healthy lifestyle.