Avocado and its not so well known uses

When we talk about avocado or avocado, the first thing that surely comes to mind is a delicious guacamole or a creamy dip sauce (dipping sauce) to spread on bread or crackers. However, this delicious fruit has many other uses beyond gastronomy.

The avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree. It is pear-shaped and contains a single rounded, light-colored seed. Its origin is in the highlands of southern Mexico. Mexicoand northern Guatemala. Although it is also believed to have been planted since pre-Columbian times in Peru.

The popularity of avocado is due to its nutritional and health properties. It contains 20 vitamins and minerals, vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E, among others.

Hair and skin care

Avocado is an excellent hair protector due to its creaminess. It adheres fantastically to the hair and protects it. Also its natural fat, with high oleic oil content, makes it a very good conditioner. And as if the above were not enough, it also helps prevent the appearance of dandruff.

Avocado is also great for making face masks and facial scrubs. It helps minimize bags under the eyes. It also serves as a moisturizer for dry lips.

Natural fabric dye

The skin and seed of the avocado contain natural pigments that can be used as a dye for fabrics. The seed or "pit" of the avocado contains a milky liquid rich in tannins that produces a soft pink color. About four seeds can dye about 200 grams of fabric. It is a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to chemical dyes.

Disease Controller

Regular consumption of avocado has multiple health benefits: It helps control blood sugar and avoid insulin resistance, reduces bad cholesterol levels and increases good cholesterol, reduces joint inflammation and helps lower blood pressure.

Brigitt Briceño
Brigitt Briceño
Journalist. Degree in Social Communication. Community Manager with certification in Effective Digital Media Management.

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