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Superfood: Avocados

by admin on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 · 5 comments

in Fun Stuff,Health & Nutrition

 

We’ve reached our next American Road Trip destination in the Golden State! We’re excited to introduce you to something that is quintessentially “California” since that is where our restaurants originated. Fresh, nutritious, and packed full of surprises, our California Cobb Tossed Salad will transport your mind to warm, sunny weather and sandy beaches. What makes this salad completely Californian and wholesome? We added California Avocados! Along with being creamy and delicious, California Avocados are a superfood, packed with around 20 essential nutrients and various health benefits.

Why are California Avocados a superfood? Consider that avocados are attributed to:

  • Improving Heart Health. Avocados are cholesterol free and contain monosaturated fats that can help lower blood cholesterol.
  • Promoting Cell Health. Full of folate, avocados can facilitate the needs of a growing body (great for your little sprouts!).
  • Maintaining Eye Health. Lutein, an antioxidant found in avocados, is said to support healthy eyes and skin.
  • Increasing Nutrient Intake. Along with having tons of nutrients, avocados also help your body absorb more fat-soluble nutrients in other foods that are eaten at the same time.

Want to start a dinner-table discussion? Use these fun facts about California Avocados to get the conversation started!

  • Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable as some think.
  • San Diego County produces about 60% of the nation’s crop.  Did you know Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes started in San Diego in 1978?
  • Around 90% of the nation’s avocados are grown in California.
  • The average production of one avocado tree is 60 pounds of fruit. But, production for a single tree can be as high as 200 pounds!

 

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Candy Sullivan Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 4:58 am

Avocados are better than sliced bread. They smell delicious, are easy to prepare and, even easier to eat.

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admin Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

We agree! They’re so delicious and are packed full of nutrients.

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Jose VILJ Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I buy Haas avocados frequently, here in South Florida they sell at the supermarkets (Publix, Winn Dixie) for $1.50 each but they are on sale most of the time for $1.00 and even for 77 cents at Okey Dokey on certain weeks.

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Gil Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:12 am

What a great idea adding avocado to the menu! I am wondering how you are going to keep them from turning color? I will definitely make it my business to visit, very soon.

It would sure be nice to have a discount coupon!
Thank you for the delicious food you serve!.

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admin Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:45 am

We’re very excited for our CA Cobb Salad. Make sure you’re a member of Club Veg – that’s how all of our coupons are sent!

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