Many people wonder how to open up an avocado. I still wondered how to open the strange fruit (you can read more about that below) after eating it for YEARS. Anyways, I know the proper way to open these extremely healthy foods and can answer the question, “do you peel avocado?”
Why would I want to eat one of these things anyways?
Well, avocado is truly a super food. To list a few of the nutrients that this heavenly gift carries let me begin with the vitamins! Avocado has Vitamin’s A, C, E, K, B6 and includes minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
If that wasn’t enough to blow you away I don’t know what will. With more potassium than a banana and loads of fiber one might wonder why Avocados get SUCH a bad wrap…
Why do they get such a bad wrap?
One of the main reasons is that people are afraid of the fat content in this piece of fruit. These suckers are loaded with Saturated fat. Sat. fat has gotten a terrible reputation from the health food community because of some seriously bad research in the 60’s and 70’s.
Studies are showing now that Saturated fats are actually GOOD for your heart and can lower your triglycerides, and cholesterol. How about that?
Oh, and by the way, it’s actually a fruit. Don’t believe me? Look it up. It’s a fruit because it bears a seed and also develops from the flower of a plant. Other well known “vegetable” fruits include Tomato and Cucumber.
How to actually eat them!
So, here we go. Do you peel Avocado? No. The best way to open these gifts from God is quite easy.
First, you will want to insert the knife into the side of the avocado. Then cut in circular motions around the avocado to simply separate the two halves.
You can see more closely how to cut, here.
You can see in the photo below that you simply give it a twist and the halves will come a part.
It doesn’t have to be perfect but one half will contain the seed while the other is free and clear.
You’ll want to take the heel of your knife or the knife, and give the seed a nice wack. This should lodge the knife into the seed firmly.
To remove the seed you will simply squeeze the avocado that is in your hand and give the knife a “slight” twist.
Then you can cut the avocado into chunks with the tip of your knife or long thin slices as demonstrated below.
Then you take a spoon and simply peel out the contents. Make sure that you get every last bit because the bulk of the nutrition of the avocado lies near the skin.
Then you have the beautiful meat of the avocado to apply to anything. I use it as spreads on sandwiches, in a sandwich, as guacomole, on top of a salad or back on egg on top in the oven, and eat it with a spoon!
Well, I hope this answered your question, “do you peel an avocado?” Please leave your comments below and share on your twitter, instagram or facebook! Thanks for stopping by.