Monday, May 31, 2010

Avocado Papaya Salad

Nutritional values:

Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.

“Papaya” is recommended to be one such pick from the group of Yellow and orange fruits, which promises abundant health benefits. It is a melon like fruit with yellow- orange flesh with dozens of small black seeds enclosed in skin that ranges in color from green to orange. Papaya has high nutritional benefits.It is rich in Anti-oxidants, the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals,potassium and magnesium; and fiber. Together, “these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer.” In addition, papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which is used like bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies. Vitamin C and vitamin A, which is made in the body from the beta-carotene in papaya, are both needed for the proper function of a healthy immune system. Papaya may therefore be a healthy fruit choice for preventing such illnesses as recurrent ear infections, colds and flu.



Avocado papaya salad

Ingredients:

1 avocado(cleaned and diced)
1/2 cup papaya diced
few mint sprigs
1/2 tblsp lime juice
1/2 tblsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp lemon pepper mix
1/4 cup toasted soy seeds

Preparation: Mix lime juice, sugar, salt and lemon pepper powder.In a medium sized bowl, have the cut avocado and papaya ready.Pour the prepared mixture on the cut mixtures. Garnish with mint leaves and soy seeds.

This is a yummy and delicious salad. You can stop raving about it.

servings: 2 people
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