3 November 2021, laatste update 4 November 2021

Are avocados good for you?

Avocados are extremely healthy. An EAT ME avocado mainly contains unsaturated fats. And avocados are also rich in vitamin B6 and copper.

How conscious are you of your daily eating habits? Does your diet contain fruit and vegetables every day? All the experts agree: a responsible diet includes 250 grams of vegetables and two portions of fruit every day. And that is the minimum recommendation, so eating more fruit and vegetables is even better for you! But is every variety of fruit and vegetable suitable as an ingredient in a healthy meal? What about avocados?

The avocado is undoubtedly popular! The green-brown, pear shaped fruit is rapidly conquering the Netherlands.  And that is partly due to the versatility of the soft, creamy flesh. And certainly because of the beneficial effects avocado has on your health. The EAT ME avocado is, for example, very rich in unsaturated fats. You know, the kind of fat that is good for our body. If you increase your intake of unsaturated fats and decrease your intake of saturated fats, you will see this reflected in your cholesterol levels: they will go down.

Vitamins in avocado

Avocados are also a source of vitamins. Especially vitamin B6. It is maybe one of the lesser-known letters in the vitamin alphabet, but it's an important building block. Vitamin B6 is good for regulating and balancing your hormones. It also boosts your immune system. And did you know that our body needs copper every day? Well, copper can be found in that delicious avocado too!

Which avocado do you choose?

But say you are standing in the fruit and veg section in your local supermarket, which avocado do you choose? You can come across a wide variety of avocados in the shops. There are green avocados. Reddish brown avocados. And avocados that are almost black. And then there are avocados with a knobbly skin. Tip: just look out for the EAT ME sticker you see on many avocados today. That sticker says: I am ready to eat now!

Nutritional value of an avocado

The 250 grams that an EAT ME avocado weighs makes a big contribution to your daily dose of healthiness. That 200 grams is the average weight for an avocado.  Bigger and smaller ones are also on sale. Even very small ones, in the shape of baby avocados. Equally as good for you, just a little lighter weighing in at around 100 grams.

Voedingswaarden per 100 gram avocado EN-1

*Nutrition values per 100 gram

What can I do with an avocado?

Chefs already know that avocados are genuine all-rounders in the kitchen. More and more recipes list this fruit vegetable as an ingredient. Do you need some inspiration to get a varied and exciting daily dose of vitamins? Take a look at the EAT ME recipe page. 

Recipe ideas

Or would you rather read more about this special fruit that is actually a vegetable?

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