The Jamaican avocado is a tropical fruit with yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed. The skin can be varied from green, purple and blackish purple with thin or thick texture. Avocado is native to the Caribbean, Mexico and South America and was first cultivated in Jamaica during the 1,600s.
Although classified as a fruit the avocado is technically a berry. This wonderful fruit is taking the lead in today’s healthy lifestyle. Avocados contribute about 20 vitamins, minerals which are important for healthy diet. It also contains Beta-sitosterol which is a natural plant sterol which helps to maintain healthy cholesterol level. Avocados targets the well-being and function of the womb and cervix of the female. In fact, it bears a close resemblance to these organs. Research reveals that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds those birth weight and prevents cervical cancers.
The avocado recipes are numerous. This fruit goes well with just about anything. Because of the avocados high nutritional value it is constantly showing up in vegetarian dishes across the globe. Today there are over 400 avocado recipes available and the number continues to rise.
Avocado Known also as pear in Jamaica.
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