When exposed to the air, cut avocados get oxidized rapidly thanks to an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase (PPO). Keep cut avocado fresh for 5 days by refrigerating it at 5 ºC. You could even store it with chopped onions which emit sulfur dioxide that curbs PPO activity. To keep it for 2 days, refrigerate after dabbing lemon juice on it. If you need to store cut avocado for just a day, plastic-wrap it or put it in an airtight container in the fridge to cut off air contact.
Latex-sensitive people are prone to avocado allergy, which causes stomach ache and nausea. Avocado can set off oral allergy symptoms like itching, tingling, and swelling of the lips, mouth, and throat, even make you choke. Its histamines cause hives, itching, and patches of eczema. Cook the fruit to destroy the allergen. Drink water, sugarcane juice, and tomato soup with ginger and lemon to alleviate the symptoms.
In 40% of the cases, stomach pain and nausea after eating avocados is due to latex-fruit syndrome, an allergy that makes people who are allergic to latex sensitive to avocado. Avocado fiber and sugars (polyols) can cause stomach ache in people who have low fiber tolerance or can't digest fruit sugars. Chemicals like amines, glutamates, and salicylate in the ripe fruit are also potential stomach irritants.
Though discovered by the Spanish only in the 15th century, avocado was used by the Mesoamericans since 5000 BC. This aphrodisiac fruit from south Central Mexico was used by the Incas in Peru and sold in Mexican markets. The Mayan civil calendar glyphs attest to its prehispanic origins. Then called "aguacate," it got its present name in Sloane's 1696 catalog of Jamaican plants.
1. Improve Your Vision Avocados contain high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration and can actually improve your vision. 2. Prevent cancer The antioxidants in avocados do more than protect your eyes—they can also ward off certain types of cancer. In medical[.....]
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