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Regularly adding avocado in your diet may help you decrease your risk of heart disease, as well as provide you with the nutrition needed to have radiant hair, skin and nails. Eating avocado banana nut bread or avocado mango salsa with pita chips for snacks are excellent ways to introduce avocados into your everyday diet. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — What do bananas, mangos and avocados have in common? Answer: They are all fruit. Yes, despite often being mislabeled as a vegetable, the avocado is most definitely a fruit; more specifically, it is classified botanically as a berry.

These large green berries are often associated with the popular dip called guacamole … and that’s about it.

Avocados are very much underrated and often-overlooked fruits, when it comes to preparing American meals. And it’s a shame, because avocados are jam-packed with potassium, vitamins C, E, K, B and healthy monounsaturated fats.

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Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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