Avocado, Butter Fruit (English), Makhanphal (Hindi), Vennai Pazham (Tamil/Malayalam), Alpukat (Marathi), Mager Nashpati (Urdu), Benne Hannu (Kannada), Venna Pandu (Telugu).
Avocado farming slowly picking up in India. Currently there are limited south Indian states that are in production of avocados. Commercial cultivation is happening in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. Sikkim is the only north eastern state where avocados are grown.
Avocado, also known as aguacate, alligator pear and butter pear is a buttery, soft and slightly flavorful fruit with the shape of a pear. Unlike other fruits, avocado is well known for its high calorie content and high fat content. Nonetheless, avocados are very healthy and beneficial with many nutrients.
Avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Although they are fruits, avocados have a high fat content of between 71 to 88% of their total calories—about 20 times the average for other fruits.
1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious
2. They Contain More Potassium than Bananas
3. Avocado is loaded with Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
4. Avocados Are Loaded With Fiber
5. Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
6. People Who Eat Avocados tend to be Healthier
7. The Fat in Them Can Help You Absorb Nutrients from Plant Foods
8. Avocados Are Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants That Can Protect the Eyes
9. Avocado May Help Prevent Cancer
10. Avocado Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of Arthritis
11. Eating Avocado May Help You Lose Weight
12. Avocado is Delicious and Easy to Incorporate in The Diet