The Amazing Avocado

Do you know your Avocado?  I'll be honest and tell you, that even in my mid-30's if asked, I would not be able to tell you much about this intriguing fruit.  Sadly, I like many others was raised on fast food.  My parents were always gone, worked a lot and my Mom was not in the kitchen much.   I had always vowed not to do the same to my children.   I did not want my children growing up on fast food.  So now as a family, we do not eat out a lot.  We try to focus on eating at home and always as a family.  I like to try new foods and my husband loves to cook!  So, let's learn a bit about the Avocado.   Did you know that Avocados are one of the only fruits that contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (the good-for-you fat) that helps boost good (HDL) cholesterol and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.  The word “Avocado” comes from the Spanish word aguacate, which is from the the Nahuatl word ahuacatl.   Let's listen in to Chef Pati Jinich as she joins us with some fun facts and yummy ways to work the Avocado into your diet. 

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