It’s summer so what better time to add a nutritious summer avocado to your diet? Summer Avocados start arriving fresh from the South African sun in May, reaching their peak in July and are the perfect healthy addition to your diet.
The Foods Standards Agency recommends eating half an avocado daily, as it counts for one of your five fruit or vegetable portions, but also because it is low in saturated fat. Summer Avocados contain the ‘good fats’, including monounsaturated fat which has a positive effect on blood cholesterol levels.
Try mashed avocado on wholemeal toast in the morning, instead of butter, or simply add half a sliced avocado into your lunch time sandwich. It really can be that simple!
Visit www.summeravocados.com for some deliciously inspiring recipes and further information on the many health benefits of Summer Avocados. There is even a recipe for using the discarded skin and stone as a credit crunching beauty treatment!
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Note to editors:
- The South African avocado season runs from May through to September.
- Both the Fuerte (smooth green skin) and Hass (black, knobbly skin) varieties will be available ripe and ready to eat and for ripening at home.
- Often thought of as a vegetable, the avocado is actually a fruit!
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