Avocado is actually a fruit and grows on trees, used often as a vegetable. It’s one of the healthiest things you can ever eat. After this blog you will learn how to grow an avocado in your house.
Where is avocado originally from?
Originally the avocados are from Central America but now are grown in most tropical and subtropical regions, look like pear in shape with green or black shell and are available in different variants.
Also can vary in size from 150 g to 2 kg and the skin can be smooth or lumpy and the fleshy inside has a light green or yellowish-white color. In the middle sits a large core. It is easy to remove the seed with a spoon or a knife.
How to grow an avocado in your house
Time needed: 60 days, 10 hours and 35 minutes.
with easy steps we will show you how to grow an Avocado from a Seed.
- Remove the seed from the fruit
Divide the avocado in half and remove the seed.
- Put the seed in water
Pierce it with three toothpicks,do as you see in the picture
Leave it in a light window sill.
Change water every day.
- The germination
Be patient, it takes time for the roots to grow.
When the roots are strong enough, plant it in a pot with good soil.
- The fruit
Avocados are harvested unripe to withstand transport and ripen along the way and there are several varieties.
If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it’s ripe and ready-to-eat.
What can avocado be used for?
Avocados have a nutty mild and neutral taste and a creamy consistency. It is well suited for balancing stronger dishes. It is widely used in Latin American cuisine like in (guakomale).
Avocados are recommended in salads, as starters, preferably with shrimp, in cold soups and creams for dessert and it is great to use in smoothies. Also are eaten mostly raw and smashed for few seconds before use. If it is cooked, it can get a slightly bitter taste.
What are benefits of avocados?
Avocados are high in unsaturated fats. Replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat in the diet helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Also have a high content of folate and potassium. Folate helps reduce fatigue and exhaustion, while potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure. Avocados are also a source of vitamin E, B6 and Copper.
It’s difficult to get the fruit on the tree in northern areas but the tree itself is decorative. You can have it in the living room in a large pot and it is fun to see how it grows from a large seed to a nice green tree.
Written by carita
Have you tried this?
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