An Abundance of Avocados!

Hass and Bacon Avocados

My Parents Have An Avocado Tree

So yesterday I visited my parents, with the intention of helping my Dad harvest some of those delicious Bacon Avocados from his 20 plus year old avocado tree.

My Dad recently fell down and banged his head and broke his wrist. It was one of those accidents that turned out to be pretty gnarly. He’s okay now, though, and his wrist is in a cast.

avocado_dataBut I wanted to help him harvest some avocados, but somehow he’d already picked a bunch and had them ready for me to take home.

Above is a photo of all the avocados plus some Hass Avocados I bought from Trader Joe’s… quite a collection of Avocados, eh?

I love Avocados!!!

Though they are fattening 22 grams of good fat, I think my body burns much of that fat as fuel since I’m 100% raw and not eating any grains anymore. 3 grams of protein… not bad! Tons of fiber!!!! And I’m surprised at the amount of Vitamin C an avocado has.

I’ve found some nutritional data here.

I think going 100% raw has made me love the Avocado all the more. Avocados are like “gold” to me.

Approximately 75% of an avocado’s calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat. Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. They have the highest fiber content of any fruit – including 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

6 thoughts on “An Abundance of Avocados!

  • Thursday January 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm
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    ooh like i said before this looks delicious!!! now you’re making me want to go out and buy avocados! too bad the ones in stores are always rock hard… so i can’t eat it right there and then. lucky you!

  • Thursday January 8, 2009 at 9:24 am
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    ooh like i said before this looks delicious!!! now you’re making me want to go out and buy avocados! too bad the ones in stores are always rock hard… so i can’t eat it right there and then. lucky you!

  • Friday January 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm
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    i’ve eaten the few ripe ones. there rest are hard as stones!

  • Friday January 9, 2009 at 9:51 am
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    i’ve eaten the few ripe ones. there rest are hard as stones!

  • Monday January 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm
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    Sorry to hear about your dad, Carlos. I hope he is fully well, now.

    WOW, oh, WOW! How awesome to get fresh avocados grown with love from your father!!! WOW! I’m in love with avocados and will one day grow some when we settle in a warmer climate!

    Enjoy!!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  • Monday January 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm
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    Sorry to hear about your dad, Carlos. I hope he is fully well, now.

    WOW, oh, WOW! How awesome to get fresh avocados grown with love from your father!!! WOW! I’m in love with avocados and will one day grow some when we settle in a warmer climate!

    Enjoy!!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

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