Maybe you’re a guacamole aficionado or you love putting sliced avocados on sandwiches. Whatever the case is, you love avocados. There’s really no reason not to! Not only are they tasty and versatile, but they’re healthy too. You might be aware of some facts about avocados–like they contain healthy fats and plant-based protein. Despite your love of this delicious food and its increasing popularity, there are some interesting facts about it that you might not know. Check out the list below before you eat another one!
You’re Eating Berries
You might already be a berry fan. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries–they’re good by themselves, on desserts, or in a smoothie. But did you know that avocados are in the berry family? Yep, it’s true. That avocado you’re about to eat is a single-seeded berry. It might not taste or look like other berries you’re familiar with, but it contains all the botanical characteristics to be classified as one. It works out because avocados actually taste great added in a smoothie–so throw one in with the rest of your berries!
Wash Them Before You Cut Them
It only makes sense that most people don’t think of washing their avocados. The skin is tough and keeps harmful chemicals out, right? Well, yes, but as soon as you cut an avocado open, your knife can drag pesticides and bacteria into the flesh of the fruit. This means you are at risk of consuming harmful bacteria and getting food poisoning. Play it safe by gently scrubbing the surface of your avocados under lukewarm water before cutting them open. Washing your avocados will keep you safe from consuming chemicals and bacteria.