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Video: Avocado Is A Beautiful Plant With Delicious And Healthy Fruits
Like most "herbalists", I believe that only what grows in our climate and on our land is useful for our organisms, and all kinds of overseas rarities there are just pampering. Indeed, is there much joy from carbonated bananas, "plastic" Dutch apples or odorless Turkish mandarins? The only overseas fruit I make an exception for is the avocado.
Firstly, because it has no analogues in our flora, and secondly, it is very difficult to compare it in usefulness with any other product. Judge for yourself: avocado pulp contains: 30% vegetable fat, 2% protein and ash substances, vitamins: A, B 1, B 6, PP, K; pantothenic acid, calcium and phosphorus salts, the rest is water. In terms of calorie content, these fruits are superior to meat and eggs. Imagine how great it is for those who observe fasting and various diets, but at the same time are engaged in hard physical work or have a great mental stress! It is important to receive such nutrition during the rehabilitation period after serious illnesses and injuries.
The botanical name for this plant is American avocado (Persea Americana mill.). This is an evergreen tropical tree up to 20 m high, belonging to the noble laurel family.
Only the pulp of avocado fruit is eaten, which has the appearance of a delicate oily white-yellow mass. She makes up 85% of the total weight. This mass is used mainly fresh, most often as butter for a sandwich or adding to salads. It tastes like a walnut.
In medical practice, avocado fruits are used to prevent anemia, in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in gastritis with secretory insufficiency, in hypertension, atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus. They also treat a fashionable disease of the 21st century - chronic fatigue syndrome.
Hopefully, avocado will enter our daily menu, as potatoes once did, and if the latter is called "second bread", then the new green "American" on our table will probably soon be called "second meat".
In conclusion, I want to share my own recipe for making an avocado sauce, which I make during Lent and use as an addition to rice and pasta dishes.
1 ripe avocado, 50 g of peeled walnuts, 1 teaspoon of curry, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of finished horseradish, 5 cloves of garlic, a bunch of cilantro, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of soy sauce.
Cut the avocado fruit in half, remove the pit, chop the pulp together with the peel into small pieces, add all the ingredients and grind in a blender until smooth. It is better to grind cilantro and walnuts in a meat grinder beforehand. Add soy sauce, salt (to taste) and a little water until you get the consistency of thick sour cream. Water can be replaced with light mayonnaise. Spicy lovers can season all this with chili pepper, it turns out a very spicy taste.
The stone can be planted in the ground, and soon you will have your own avocado tree with beautiful large leaves, just do not forget to water it, it really does not like drying out.