Avocado has long been known as good fat. But how good? Well, research shows that adding avocado to a salad (for example) increases the intake of carotenoids (antioxidants proven to destroy cancers) by a whopping 200%. Carotenoids are part of what gives a veggie it’s colour and they are fat-soluble, the reason they are absorbed better with avocado.
Avo also has a particularly fatty texture, so we use it as a base for cake icing and for chocolate in Healthy Junk.