Posted by Lauren V
Published on: April 16, 2014

We’re rocking a fantastic salad with crunchy romaine lettuce, avocado, herbed quinoa, seasoned black beans, peppers, pickled red onions and a house made chili-lime vinaigrette.

Avocados are straight up magical. These beautiful green babies are chock full of delicious health benefits. Peep some of the best perks and fun facts about avocados:

Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.

Avocados are a fruit; they’re actually berries!

One avocado has about 975mg of potassium. That is way more than a banana. Speaking of bananas…

Avocados will ripen more quickly when stored near a banana or apple.

European sailors en route to the New World used avocados in place of butter.

There are more than 80 varieties of avocados. The most common is the year-round Hass avocado, whose original mother tree still stands in California.

The avocado is also known as an alligator pear, because of its shape, green skin, and rough texture of the Haas variety. (The Florida avocado has a shiny, smooth surface.)

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