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What is Guacamole ? Glossary | Benefits, Uses, Recipes with Muesli |
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What is guacamole?

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip, having its roots in Mexico. guacamole was originally made by mashing ripe avocados, with a mortar and pestle and adding tomatoes and salt. Ripe avocados, onions, lime or lemon juice, and salt are common to most recipes. Lime juice is added for flavor, and to slow the enzyme causing browning. Other common ingredients include minced tomatoes, black pepper, chili pepper, garlic cumin, sour cream, and fresh coriander.

How to select guacamole

Prepared and fresh guacamoles are available in stores, often available refrigerated. The non-fresh guacamole is preserved by freezing or sometimes high pressure packaging. Other non-fresh preparations need higher levels of fillers and artificial preservatives to be shelf stable.Look for percentage of avocado in the guacamole before buying as the commercial products tend to be high in hydrogenated oils and artificial colours. Also check the expiry date. Organic varieties are also available.

Culinary Uses of guacamole

· Guacamole is a healthy and delicious appetizer, snack, or spread.
· Cut the avocados, then combine them with a lime-based marinade for a delightful balance of flavor in the classic guacamole recipe.
· Guacomole tastes superb, when served with tortillas or baked corn wafers.
· It can be served as a accompaniment with taco chips, crackers or any salad.
· Arrange guacamole and vegetables in a platter and chill for a tasty , yet healthy meal.
· You may add cheese or sour cream to guacamole for variation.

How to store guacamole

Store guacamole in refrigerator and use for weeks as per recipe requirements.

Health benefits of guacamole


· Creamy rich guacamole is considered the world's healthiest fruit, because of its nutrient contents such as vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, and reasonable calories in it.
· Avocado has a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids including oleic acid, which has recently been shown to offer significant protection against breast cancer, but it is also a very concentrated dietary source of the "carotenoid lutein".
· Guacamole also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids plus significant quantities of vitamin E.

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