Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: Is the alligator pear a fruit or a veggie?

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The alligator pear aka the avocado can always lead to a conversation no matter the room you are in. One of the best convo starters is the debate of whether the avocado is a vegetable or a fruit. 

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I am writing here for you today to let you know that it is indeed a fruit and you no longer need to have this argument. End of story. Not only is it a fruit but it is the Super Fruit of the mighty food kingdom. According to Healthline, avocados have the "most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving" 

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
  • Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).

The avocados versatility allows for many possibilities of enjoying it. You can enjoy it alone as a meal or as a beauty product. 

Comment below with your favorite avocado recipe ! 

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This was my breakfast this morning - ripe avocado with lemon pepper, Himalayan salt, garlic, and Tajin!