Fruit of avocado obtained nickname " alligator pear " because of the rind, which resembles the skin of crocodile.  Furthermore, it was called the " cow of pauper " owing to surprising caloricity and nutritiousness, that was so extraordinary that in 1998 avocado was even introduced into the book of Guinness records. 


     However record " pear " does not contain harmful fats and relates to the products of dietetic nourishment.  As in all fruits, there is no cholesterol entirely in avocado. On the contrary, mono-unsaturated fats, which split the surplus of cholesterol in the blood, are present in its composition.  Furthermore,  it contains 1,5-1,7 g of proteins per every 100 g of weight, a whole  bouquet of vitamins (A, B group, C, D, E, K, P), the salts of potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium.  Avocado is very useful with the diseases of liver and bile-secreting ways, during the treatment of gastrointestinal tract, especially with gastritis and secretory insufficiency.  Furthermore, since it regulates blood pressure, it will be appropriate in the ration of hypertensive patients. 


     Contra-indications.  " Alligator pear " contains enzyme, which can cause allergic reactions of the persons with increased sensitivity. People, inclined to obesity, also must use avocadocarefully.  

     In 100 g of avocado - 230 kcal. 


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