Avocado is also called as alligator pear, fruit of Persea Americana of the family Lauraceae. Avocado pear is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical.The fruit is not sweet, but distinctly and subtly flavoured, with smooth texture. It is a tree native to the Western hemisphere from Mexico south to the Andean regions.
It is known as “butter fruit” in parts of India. Avocados are also a good source of vitamins B, E, and C, copper, fiber and potassium. It also contains phytosterols and carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin.
Avocado flesh may be sliced or diced and combined with tomatoes, cucumbers or other vegetables and served as a salad.It is also used as a puree-like sauce with chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs and in slices for celery or lettuce salads.
Avocado is used for Mexican guacamole, a blend of the pureed flesh with lemon or lime juice, onion juice or powder, minced garlic, chili powder and salt and pepper has become a widely popular dip for crackers, potato chips or other snacks. The ingredients of guacamole may vary for some people..
Avocado oil is expressed from the flesh, it is rich in vitamins A, B, G and E. It has a digestibility coefficient of 93.8% but has remained too costly to be utilized extensively as salad oil.
The oil is used as hair-dressing and is also making facial creams, hand lotions and fine soap. It is said to filter out the tanning rays of the sun, is non-allergenic and is similar to lanolin in its penetrating and skin softening action.
The fruit skin antibiotic is employed as a vermifuge and remedy for dysentery. The leaves are chewed as a remedy for pyorrhea.The avocado leaf decoction is taken as a remedy for diarrhea, sore throat and hemorrhage.The powdered seed is believed to cure dandruff. A piece of the seed, put into a tooth cavity may relieve toothache.
Benefits of avocado
1.Great for eyes
2.good for your liver
3.good for dental care
4.Healthy blood sugars
7.Healthy cholesterol level
8.High in fiber
9.Boost immune system
11.High in antioxidants
12.Good for your bones
13.Great for your skin
14.Improves your mood
Homemade Avocado face mask for glowing skin
4 teaspoon of avocado
1 teaspoon of honey
Take a clean small bowl add four teaspoon of avocado puree ,one teaspoon of honey and mix well,
Apply it to your face for 20 minutes.
Wash off with plain water and wipes.
You can try this avocado face mask for twice week.