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Fun Facts - Avocado And Broccoli

Fun Facts - Avocado And Broccoli

Avocado

Did you know that avocados are actually a type of berry? This popular fruit belongs to the Genus Persea in the Lauracaea family.

Avocados contain high levels of healthy and beneficial fats, which help lower LDL cholesterol levels. They are rich in many nutrients, such as; unsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin E, and potassium, all of which have health benefits. 

Half an avocado (100 grams) contains:

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 14.7 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5 grams
  • Fiber: 6.7 grams
  • Sugar: < 1 gram

Benefits of Avocado

  1. Improves heart health.
  2. Improves vision.
  3. Strengthens immune system.
  4. Prevents osteoporosis.
  5. Supports fetal health.
  6. Reduces risk of depression.
  7. Maintains digestive tract health.
  8. Natural detoxification.
  9. Provides osteoarthritis relief.
  10. Protection from chronic disease.

Fun Avocado Facts

  1. National Guacamole Day is celebrated every 16th of September.
  2. An avocado has more potassium than a banana.
  3. More than 3,000,000 photos of avocado toast were uploaded to Instagram every day during the summer of 2017.
  4. It is a good substitute for butter.
  5. According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest recorded avocado in the world weighed 2.19 kg.
  6. Ripe avocados can soothe sunburn.

Fun Avocado Dishes

Start your day with a classic avocado toast. It is super easy to make and includes a variety of ingredients to provide you with all your essential nutrients. Grab your bread here and your avocado here!

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Top up your desserts with the wonderful richness of avocados. Blend them with chocolates for the perfect mousse or fudge pops. Check out our chocolate collection here!

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Broccoli

Broccoli is a popular vegetable that can be consumed both raw and cooked. It ranks in the top 20 foods in terms of the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI). Broccoli is rich in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.

1 cup (91 grams) of raw broccoli contains:

  • Calories: 31
  • Protein: 2.5 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Sugar: 1.5 grams
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Fat: 0.4 grams

Benefits of Broccoli

  1. Improves digestion.
  2. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  3. Detoxifies the body.
  4. Maximises vitamin and mineral uptake.
  5. Boosts the immune system.
  6. Protects the skin.
  7. Prevents birth defects.
  8. Eliminates inflammation.
  9. Improves vision.
  10. Improves ocular health.

Fun Broccoli Facts

  1. There are two forms of broccoli: sprouting and heading.
  2. Broccoli is a cool-season vegetable which means it grows best during spring or fall.
  3. It is typically harvested from mid-October through December.
  4. The crop is planted primarily by direct seeding.
  5. The crop is typically 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall.
  6. Broccoli is hand-harvested.

Fun Broccoli Dishes

Pack some vitamin C and live your healthiest life! The best way to enjoy your greens is by turning them into an appetising salad. Order your salad essentials here!

Tip: Roast your broccoli with garlic for a tasty twist!

Avocados and broccoli are two of the world’s most popular foods. Both are easy to prepare and can be enjoyed either raw or cooked. They are rich in many essential nutrients that have numerous health benefits. They are rich in fibre and also have a higher protein count than most other fruit and vegetables. If you’re looking for a health boost, consider adding these two to your diet today!

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