Produce of the Month

Posted June 2022
Alfalfa, cucumber, avocado & goats cheese on Corn Thins slices

There is no denying that avocados are one of the trendiest fruits around. Good news for lovers of smashed avocado on toast is this fruit is in season in July (in Aus & NZ)! Avocados are a great source of vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant to help fight off excess free radicals which, in excess, can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. Vitamin E also helps to keep your skin looking its best.

Avocados are a good source of B vitamins 2,3, 5, 6 and folate. B vitamins are needed to make energy from the food you eat. Folate is needed to help repair and make new DNA. Also, vitamin K which is a fat-soluble vitamin needed to allow your blood to clot normally.

Avocados are one of the few fruits rich in healthy monounsaturated fat. This type of fat supports heart health, and the fat helps your body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. On top of this avocados are a good source of fibre which helps to keep your gut healthy and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. 50g gives you around 3.4g of dietary fibre. To help portion your fruit,  50g or around ¼ of an avocado gives your body one of the needed two serves of fruit a day. How are you going to enjoy eating an avocado today?

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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