Avocados 101: A Brief Intro to America’s Favorite Fruit
The Hass Avocado has become a food phenomenon, taking over restaurant menus, dinner tables and social media posts everywhere. From toast to tacos, demand for this buttery fruit is at an all-time high. Avocados have been grown and eaten for thousands of years, — there are now more than 400 different varieties — but the Hass didn’t exist until the late 1920s.
Is the Fat in Avocados Healthy?
With their creamy texture and rich, buttery flavor it may come as no surprise that avocados are a high calorie food. Although nutrient dense, many health professionals have questioned the health-benefits of avocados. Avocados contain unsaturated fats, a heart-healthy fat commonly found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. But, is this a “good” or “bad” fat? Ah, the eternal question.