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Curious Fresh Fruit & Veg - April 12 2021
Curious to know if Avocados are good for you?

We all know fruit and veg is good for us, right? But what do you actually know about each piece of fruit or vegetable you consume?

Do you know what it contains, what it’s properties can help with, or more importantly, how much is recommended that you consume each day?

We’re going to take you through step by step to talk about each of our products and the health benefits, nutritional information and recommended daily consumption of each to help you on your way to becoming healthier.

The first Curious product we’re going to talk about is our mighty Avocados! We are so proud of our Avocados, and love hearing feedback from our customers regarding their flavour, texture, and taste. One customer even commented on how “scoopable” they were from the skin, when making smashed avocado on toast!

The first Curious product we’re going to talk about is our mighty Avocados! We are so proud of our Avocados, and love hearing feedback from our customers regarding their flavour, texture, and taste. One customer even commented on how “scoopable” they were from the skin, when making smashed avocado on toast!

We also don’t use pesticides or insecticides on our fruit and are proud to say that no harmful chemicals are used in the production of our avocados. We also re-use the rainwater where possible!

We like to ship our avocados to the UK, rather than use air freight to keep to our sustainable morals and as to help look after our beautiful planet.

We sell two types of Avocado packs on Ocado, our ‘Snacking Avocados’ – which is a twin pack of two small avocados – perfect for a smaller household or if you are looking to have them as part of your breakfast or lunch, or even to snack on during the day. 

As well as our “Eat Me, Keep Me” pack, which is very popular. This is a pack of 4 Avocados two of which are ripe and ready for you to enjoy, with two others that are to be left to ripen over the next few days and then enjoyed.

So, it’s all well and good buying and eating avocados, but what do you know about them? 

To help you learn a little bit more about avocados, we got in touch with one of our favourite people – Dr Vidhi Patel – registered Holistic Consultant and Nutritionist – (with more letters after her name than you can shake a stick at) who was more than happy to sit down and tell us why she loves Avocados. 

Dr Vidhi Patel is an avid fruit and veg lover and is passionate about being plant based. She’s not afraid to push the boundaries of plant-based cooking – variety is the spice of life after all! Dr Vidhi’s love of cooking comes from her Indian roots and almost everything you see is home-made. Check out her Chutney recipe on our social media feeds – it’s so delicious and surprisingly simple to make.

If you would like to see more from Dr Vidhi, please give her a follow on Instagram. 

So, let’s recap, what are the qualities of an avocado?

Let’s break it down. A V O C A D O….

A - Appetite Regulator. Avocados can help you feel fuller for longer, so eating half of an Avocado (or a whole one, we don't judge!) as part of your breakfast or lunch it can help you feel full and reduce those snacking spells, we all get throughout the day.

V - Vitamin fuelled. Avocados are packed full of vitamins such as Vitamin B5, B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. All of which help our bodies be healthier as well as helping our skin, hair, and nails.

O - Oleic Acid. A rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which is extremely good for your heart. It can also help lower cholesterol and be a natural anti-inflammatory.

C - Cholesterol Controlling. As mentioned above, elements of an Avocado can help to lower or control your cholesterol. Which in turn, is also good for your heart.

A - Antioxidant source. Avocados contain antioxidants that are particularly good for your eyes and vision as well as containing a very special anti-aging power. (Excuse us while we eat as many as possible for youthfulness).

D - Delicious to every palate. Avocados are so versatile. They taste good in almost everything, from salads to sandwiches and in stir-fries or dips, even grilled! So, this is a good way to encourage people to eat more Avocados!

O - Avocado Oil. The oil in an Avocado is extremely good for your hair and scalp and can also be a natural anti-inflammatory (as we mentioned above).

We think we’ve covered everything, but if there’s something you would like to know or if you have any burning questions – please email them to hello@curiousfruitandveg.com.

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