What we have come to: light avocado 30% less fat
He avocado is a nutritious and healthy fruit. It is a very ancient food, a survivor of evolution that during the Pleistocene epoch was eaten by the largest animals on Earth, the megaherbivorous. Millions of years later, the avocado was domesticated by Mexicans during pre-Hispanic times and now it is modified in its nutritional content, “light avocado” is already produced.
Mayans and Olmecs selected the most delicious avocados
The Mayas and the Olmecs collected them, they selected the avocados with the best flavor, smell and texture. From there, selections and hybrids have continued to be made to the taste of man, as when at the end of the 1920s Rudolph Hass grew the Hass avocado for the first time in his nursery (in the United States), one of the most popular avocados today.
Now the selections and modifications to the avocado continue, but they are not only based on its flavor and quality, they also alter their nutritional content.
What does the avocado contain?
Avocado is a fruit rich in healthy fats. It is a source of Vitamin E – potent antioxidant-, unlike the rest of the fruits that barely contain it, vitamin C and vitamin B6explain it Spanish Federation of Nutrition.
It is also a source of potassiumwhich contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles.
its good fats
Las healthy fats from avocado (unsaturated) can improve the levels of cholesterol in blood, relieve inflammation y stabilize heart rateas explained by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
70% of avocado oil is oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid; oil that is also the main component of olive oil. It also contains Omega 3 and Omega 6.
He Omega-3 can help lower LDL cholesterol and risk of heart disease. It is also associated with better brain function, reaction speed and memory, and can help you age with a lower risk of cognitive decline such as mental illness. Alzheimer.
100 grams of Hass avocado provide 160 calories and 14 grams of fat.
Independent producers and laboratories in spain Now they harvest and market a aguacate light. According to the brand Beautiful islandthis avocado has 30% less fat than a regular Hass avocado.
According to the nutritional data they offer, the greatest reduction is in healthy fatsonly of the monounsaturated pasaron from 9.48 g to 2.6 g; of the polyunsaturated from 2.69g to 1.02; and of the 7.96g to 2.2g oleic acid.
Regarding saturated fats (which represent less than 26% of the avocado) they went from 3.99g to 1.63g.
Although, as the Harvard Nutrition Source publishes, reducing saturated fat can be good for health if people replace saturated fat with good fat, the amount of saturated fat in avocados is very small. Its saturated fat is below the 10 percent of daily calories that is proposed as the estimated limit of consumption.
Regarding the flavor, texture, smell and color of the light avocado, Isla Bonita assures that it does not change when compared to a Hass avocado that is not reduced in fat.
This “creation” recognize those responsible for marketing to Spanish media, obeys the “existence of a consumermostly female who refused to eat avocados for fear -sometimes unfounded- of ending up gaining weight”.
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