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  • #16
    Are you sure it's ripe before you eat it?

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    • #17
      I only use Haas - I don't like the larger, bright green California version. Making sure they are ripe is key. Until you find a way you like, buy one at a time. Choose one that has a darker pebbled skin that yields to gentle pressure. I like to take a half, cube it, then add diced tomatoes, 1 oz or so of diced aged cheddar, olive oil, salt and pepper. There is something for me with the combo of avocado, sharp cheese and tomato, with olive oil to soften and bind. It's yummy! Sometimes I add in diced roasted chicken or tuna. All ingredients are a 1:1 ratio.

      Don't ever cook avocado in a recipe - it gets bitter.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
        They're high in omega 6, with a high O6:O3 ratio.

        I love the taste tho!
        Avocadoes don't have much n-3, but their n-6 content isn't too high relative to the overall fat content. Avocado fat content is something like 75-80% monounsaturated, with the remainder about 50-50 between saturated and polyunsaturated.

        Personally I'll mix them in with some other veggies, or put them over top of a steak or burger. Didn't like them in the past, but tried them again recently and am definitely a fan now.

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        • #19
          I pretyt much cut in half, scoop out stone, and eat. So I guess I'm not much help. I blenced one with a can of coconut milk last night and a scoop of cocoa powder, it was tremendous.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
            If you don't like them why eat them?
            before i liked avocados, i got cravings for them all the time. it was really weird. i still crave them and i'm not 100% in love with them. more like 50%

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Zanna View Post
              I only use Haas - I don't like the larger, bright green California version. Making sure they are ripe is key. Until you find a way you like, buy one at a time. Choose one that has a darker pebbled skin that yields to gentle pressure. I like to take a half, cube it, then add diced tomatoes, 1 oz or so of diced aged cheddar, olive oil, salt and pepper. There is something for me with the combo of avocado, sharp cheese and tomato, with olive oil to soften and bind. It's yummy! Sometimes I add in diced roasted chicken or tuna. All ingredients are a 1:1 ratio.

              Don't ever cook avocado in a recipe - it gets bitter.
              This sounds like a great 'salad'! I will be trying this!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                My personal favorite - braise a pork loin, shred it up and top it with cream cheese, sliced avocado and fresh tomato salsa. OH MAN!
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                • #23
                  Avocado Chocolate Mousse/Pudding:

                  1 ripe avocado, mashed until smooth
                  1 tablespoon or so of good quality cocoa
                  Maple syrup to taste

                  Combine.

                  OMG YUM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                    Now, I love them so much I could rub them all over my face and call myself a bitch.
                    LOL!

                    This is why I love you, Choco.

                    On another note: I thought avocados were relatively high on O3s, even though they are still high on O6s?

                    Fuck the internet, man. I read it somewhere.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jsa23 View Post
                      Avocadoes don't have much n-3, but their n-6 content isn't too high relative to the overall fat content. Avocado fat content is something like 75-80% monounsaturated, with the remainder about 50-50 between saturated and polyunsaturated.

                      Personally I'll mix them in with some other veggies, or put them over top of a steak or burger. Didn't like them in the past, but tried them again recently and am definitely a fan now.
                      Their omega 6 content is significant and percentage wise is higher than what many of us are shooting for as a healthy percentage of fat intake overall. Thus it's advisable to take their omega 6 content into account, especially for someone eating olive oil, chicken, nuts and seeds in quantity.

                      That said, it's not nearly so easy to over-consume omega 6 eating avocados as it is eating olive oil or nuts, so for many it's not an issue.
                      Last edited by paleo-bunny; 03-27-2012, 04:55 AM. Reason: clarification
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                      • #26
                        paleo-bunny, do you have a nutrients/fact list on avocado?
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by patski View Post
                          paleo-bunny, do you have a nutrients/fact list on avocado?
                          In an average California avocado there's about 2.3 g omega 6, and 0.15 g omega 3.

                          Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Avocados, raw, California

                          11% of the total fat content in avocados is omega 6.

                          One thing I'd like to know is how far monounsaturated fats (omega 9) mitigate the inflammatory effects of omega 6.
                          Last edited by paleo-bunny; 03-27-2012, 08:20 AM. Reason: added last line
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                          • #28
                            Avocado is one of the only things that tend to rot in my fridge. They sell the buggers in 5 packs, and it takes me forever from avocado to avocado. My problem is that they are too high in carb to fit in a low-carb/high-fat day and too high in fat to fit into a low fat/high carb day.

                            I usually mush 1/2 avocado with lime juice, garlic and salt and add to a can of tuna as a per-workout snack.

                            Here are some more recipes, some of them actually sound not too bad:

                            http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_me...vocado_recipes
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
                              In an average California avocado there's about 2.3 g omega 6, and 0.15 g omega 3.

                              Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Avocados, raw, California

                              11% of the total fat content in avocados is omega 6.

                              One thing I'd like to know is how far monounsaturated fats (omega 9) mitigate the inflammatory effects of omega 6.
                              I'm curious to know how omega 6 FA in avocado behave as opposed to the rancid omega 6 FAs we find in vegetable oils...

                              Fresh O6 as opposed to bleached, rancid, GMO O6...
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by patski View Post
                                I'm curious to know how omega 6 FA in avocado behave as opposed to the rancid omega 6 FAs we find in vegetable oils...

                                Fresh O6 as opposed to bleached, rancid, GMO O6...
                                Most O6 are inflammatory as far as I'm aware ... but yes, fresh is nowhere near as bad as bleached, rancid, GMO O6.
                                F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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