Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado

It's no secret that avocado is what some might call the "perfect" super-ingredient. Why? Avocado is loaded with healthy fats, potassium, 18 essential amino acids, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and if you can believe it - more. So what does this all mean? The healthy fat (omega-3's) present in avocado helps prevent cardiovascular disease and provides anti-inflammatory benefits, popular with conditions such as arthritis. Additionally, the great count of amino acids (protein) makes it a great candidate for being a staple food in the diets of vegetarians and vegans. This fruit - yes, it's a fruit not vegetable - is one ingredient that we always have on hand. Tip: Avocados are perfectly ripe when they're soft to touch (not mushy) and the 'button' on the stem-end is green, not brown. Here are 7 ways you can enjoy the great avocado, watch the playlist above or scroll down to see!