TIL: The Avocado
Four Things You Didn’t Know About Avocados
It’s a fruit – and more specifically, a berry
Don’t let the green flesh and savory flavor fool you; the avocado is technically a fruit and more specifically a single-seeded berry. If you want to get even more technical, the avocado is classified as a “fleshy” as opposed to a dry fruit.
Avocados are loaded with potassium
Forget that banana – a single avocado has more than double the potassium at 975 mg.
Avocados are one of few high-protein fruits
Unlike meats, when you eat avocado all 18 of the important proteins your body needs are available to use – and it’s all good quality protein!
Avocados are packed with antioxidants and essential oils
Not only are they healthy and delicious, avocados also offer benefits to skin and hair. Use them to moisturize dry skin, soothe and treat sunburns and repair damaged hair.