Avocado butter is a thick greenish-yellow liquid with a fairly pleasant mild taste that resembles peanut butter and an original piquant odor. It is obtained by cold pressing from the pulp of avocado, the fruit of a tall tree from Laurels. It is such a technology that makes it possible to fully preserve all the properties of the butter, its minerals, vitamins, acids and other biologically active substances.
Central American tribes cultivated avocados about seven thousand years ago, and today this fruit is included in the diet of the poor Mexicans.
Avocado butter was exported to Spain, England and other countries as an exotic and used there for cosmetic purposes, because the aborigines of Latin America considered it an excellent skin care product that can protect it from the harmful effects of wind and the sun. However, Native Americans considered the fetus to be the strongest aphrodisiac, arousing passion, and women used juicy pulp as the first lure for children.
How to choose
It is better to choose cold-pressed butter, since high temperature can destroy many of the beneficial ingredients contained in the butter.
When cold pressed, no chemicals are used, so the butter remains extremely clean and natural. But cold pressed butter is not suitable for everyone because of its rather thick consistency and intense smell. In addition, this product is quite expensive due to this processing method, although its advantages are worth the money spent.
Refined butter due to heat treatment using certain chemicals, as a rule, loses its natural smell and color, acquiring a soft aroma and a golden yellow tint. It is generally used in the cosmetics industry for skin care products. Compared to unrefined cold-pressed butter, refined butter costs much less.
How to store
Avocado butter should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 6-9 months or in a dark place at a temperature not exceeding 18 degrees before use.
After each use, avocado butter should be tightly closed and stored only in the refrigerator. It is worth remembering that when stored in a refrigerator, when the temperature is less than 5 degrees, a flaky, light precipitate may form in the butter, which will disappear when the product is placed in a place with room temperature.
Now the light aroma and exquisite taste of butter squeezed from avocado is used in culinary around the world. So, it is added, both in traditional dishes of Latin American, Mediterranean, and Spanish cuisines, as well as for frying seafood, chicken, vegetables and fish. When heated, avocado butter does not have a burning smell and does not lose its excellent taste. It is in perfect harmony with many salads, soups and serves as an excellent complement to special mixtures of baby food.
Calorie Avocado butter
Avocado butter, which has high nutritional value and delicious taste, contains many easily digestible fats, a variety of essential vitamins, micro and macro elements and other biologically active substances, which is why it is considered a useful dietary product.
- In calories, which is 885.7 kcal, the butter is not inferior to chicken egg and meat, and also surpasses most of edible vegetable butters.
- The avocado fruit in terms of protein content is 2-3 times higher than apples, grapes, pears, citrus fruits, bananas, and in terms of the content of healthy fats it is simply a leader among the famous fruits, it is second only to coconut. It should be noted that 30 percent of the fat contained in the butter of this fruit is accounted for by unsaturated fatty acids that are easily absorbed by the body, that is, vitamin F (this product is 3 times superior to fish butter).
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
- Fats, gr - 100
- Calorie content, kcal - 885.7