Everyone who knows me, know that I am completely in love with the Avocado fruit and plant.
I am in love with it so much that I decided to grow an Avocado plant in my house. I started from one and now I have four of them!!
I used to look online on how to grow my own Avocado plant. I tried with the toothpicks, the glass and the water but it never really worked for me. After a while, I started to see the mould on the seed and I had to throw away everything.
So what did I do? Simple.
Once you have eaten the fruit, save the seed. Leave it to dry and once it is dried, remove the skin outside which should come off easily.
Then, take a small plant vase, pour some compost in it and plant the seed inside of it. Leave it there and in about 3 weeks/1 month it should start growing!
Of course, give it some water when the compost is arid as it should always remain wet. And then, just be patient.
A Bit of History
Avocados originated in Mexico 10,000 years ago. But only 7,000 years ago people started to cultivate them.
Originally the avocado was called but the Aztec ‘ahuacatl’, meaning testicle, for the shape and for the reputation of having aphrodisiac qualities.
Then, at the start of the 16th century, the first European arrived in the Americas and discovered the avocado together with some other exotic fruits.
By the 1950s the avocado began to be eaten in salads and now is an indispensable component of modern cuisine and it’s also used for other purposes such as beauty treatments.
Benefits of the Avocado fruit
Avocado is rich in many vitamins and minerals important for the body health.
- K, keep the bone healthy
- E, boost the immune system
- B5 & B6, help to produce energy breaking down fats and carbohydrates and also help to create neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine
- C, act as an antioxidant together with beta-carotene and vitamin E help protect against sun exposure and environmental damage.
Minerals such as iron, copper, magnesium and manganese which help to keep the bone strong, the heart-healthy and to produce red blood cells.
Avocado is known to be a nutrient booster that helps the body absorb better nutrients.
Rich in antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, the avocado helps to protect the eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts.
One of the big reason why the avocado is well known is for the rich amount of the mono-saturated fat. These fats are the good fats that help lowering down the bad cholesterol level and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
So, after knowing all of this, I guess it’s good for everyone to start including this fruit in our diet.
Soon, I will post some good recipes and ways of using avocado so I can help you discover this amazing fruit.
Thank you for stopping by; I hope you find these information useful and interesting and I will look forward to hear your feedback.
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