Avocado Day: Get Your Fix With These 4 Delivery Services

By Raisa G

Avocado Day: Get Your Fix With These 4 Delivery Services

July 26th, 2021 at 11:53 am

Avocado smoothie, avocado pesto, avocado cheesecake… The type of dishes that can be created with avocados seems literally endless when starters, mains, and desserts can incorporate the fruit. Yes, avocado is a fruit, for those unaware!

 

In fact, avocado is known around the world for its nutritious benefits but what exactly does that mean for your body? Wild Ginger celebrates Avocado Day this 31st of July by sharing some fun facts and scientific facts on avocados with you:

 

Let’s Hass Some Fun
  • Fact, not fiction: avocado is related to the same family as cinnamon.
  • In 1969, Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish naturalist, coined the term avocado but simultaneously referred to it as alligator pear – luckily the U.S Department of Agriculture introduced the latter to its lexicon.
  • More than 3,000,000 images of avocado toast were uploaded to Instagram daily in just the summer of 2017, so the current number is probably uncountable!

 

Bravocado To the Scientists
  • Several studies have shown that eating avocados can increase ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL) by 11% and can reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) by 22%.
  • A high potassium intake may reduce blood pressure which in turn can lessen the chance of a heart attack or stroke occurring. Most consume banana to maintain healthy potassium levels but avocados actually contain more potassium.
  • Avocado is one of the fattiest (plant) food available and the majority of its fat is from oleic acid. Inflammation has been known to cause cancer but luckily oleic acid has been known to reduce inflammation.
  • Considering the aforementioned research, it’s unsurprising to learn that avocados are loaded with antioxidants. It is surprising, though, to know that specific antioxidants from avocados can help with overall eye health and even reduce the risk of cataract.

 

All You Avo Wanted

 

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Type of Avocado: Unspecified type from Australia, America, & Mexico

Order: via Beepit

Price Range: From RM 5.50 per piece

 

 

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Type of Avocado: American Hass, Australian Hass, Australian Shepherd, Mexican Hass, Kenyan Hass, & Indonesian Butter

Order: via WhatsApp

Price Range: Varies according to type

 

 

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Type of Avocado: Australian Hass, Mexican Hass, & Philippino Hass

Order: via Instagram

Price Range: Varies according to set chosen

 

 

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Type of Avocado: Unspecified American type, Kenyan Hass, & Unspecified Indonesian type
Order:
via the official website or Grab Food
Price Range:
From RM 10.60

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