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Yummy Avocados!
Yummy Avocados!

Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.  Here are some wonderful recipes from March's issue of Cooking Light Magazine.

Need to ripen your avocado?  Place your avocado in a brown paper bag!  To quicken the process, add a banana, apple or tomato to the bag.  This will produce more ethylene gas and speed up the ripening process. It will usually only take one to three days to ripen.