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Avocadoes: A complete guide

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Finally getting the super-food status it deserves, this technically-a-fruit-but-classed-a-veg is now a widely used in everything from breakfast to sweets, main meals to sides.

To enjoy their fullest, richest flavour, choose a slightly soft but uncracked fruit and ripen at room temperature.

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Health benefits
Very good source of potassium linked to reduced blood pressure.
Very good source of monounsaturated oleic acids aiding heart health.
Good source of vitamin K which assists in blood clotting.
Good source of folate, crucial for cell repair.
Good source of fibre to increase feelings of satiety and encourage digestion.

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How to enjoy
Mash together with tomatoes and chili to make a Mexican guacamole.
Spread across toast or use in sandwiches instead of butter or margarine.
Diced and served as a garnish for salads and soups.
Blend into smoothies or green juices to thicken.
Mixed into cakes, slices and other desserts for a creamy, healthy twist.

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How do you incorporate avocado into your diet? Share your favourite recipes and ideas with the community in the comments section!

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Our delicious and picture-perfect Tempeh Sushi Bowl is a perfect way to add some avo! http://www.skatingtomato.com/#!tempeh-sushi-bowl/jj8mb
I have a recipe for avocado wraps, which is delicious: http://recipeyum.com.au/avocado-wraps/

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