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How to Make an Avocado Rose

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Avocado rose. This pretty rose brings so much elegance to any dish. Add physalis fruit, and you have yourself a fun, tasty, and beautiful display.

Creamy and with a vibrant texture and nutrient profile, avocado is truly a fruit of its own kind. Unlike most fruits that have got a high carb content, avocado is very rich in healthy fats. Because of its creamy texture, avocado is used in many dishes as a compliment, but it is most common in guacamole as the star ingredient.

Avocado is endowed with vitamins C, B5, B6, E, K, Folate, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorus. Amazingly, as fatty as avocado is, it does not contain any saturated fats or cholesterol, and it also does not contain any sodium. As a result, avocado plays an important role in promoting heart health thanks to its high monounsaturated fat levels that lower the body’s bad cholesterol levels. It also helps lower blood sugar levels and reduces inflammation.

The high-fat content of avocado also helps your body absorb nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants from other foods such as fruit and veggies. Avocado comes elegantly packed by nature as a complete meal.

Back to our recipe, the trick to creating a beautiful avocado rose lies squarely in preparing the avocado slices.

  1. Do not use an avocado that is too ripe for you to get nice clean slices.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and skin the halves, lay the cut side of each half down on the cutting board, and slice it into thin, even pieces.
  3. Next, gently line them into a straight diagonal line.
  4. Then from one edge, begin to curve them inwards into a circular shape to form a rose.
  5. Then finally, garnish with physalis fruit or a salad of your choice, use as many colorful fruits and leaves as you can.

The Rose trick is to slice as thinly as you can, not too thin, though as it will break. 

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