Indo-China Agriculture AVOCADOS
We grow a derivative of the famous “Fuerte” avocado (Persea Americana) cultivar from Mexico.
Since Fuerte is a “B” cultivar, we also have “A” cultivars of Pinkerton and Reed within our farms as well to ensure a good fruit set. We have found that the creamy and rich texture of our fruit is ideal for the popular avocado shakes sold in Phnom Penh.
We have experienced that our avocado trees especially enjoy our special grow mix, flowering, and fruiting formulas because of their high energy intake and high fruiting ability.
We have given our trees generous spacing due to their longevity and potential for growth of 15 meters in height and 7-metre canopy radius. We are encouraged by the vigorous growth of the trees and ample fruit set and continue to supplement the trees with adequate nutrition.
Its a Super Food
Avocado is known as a “Super Food” since it is packed rich with Vitamins B5, B6, Bg, B3, B2, B1, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C.
It also contains antioxidant phytosterols and carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin vital for eye health as well as reducing cholesterol, triglycerides, and inflammation.
Avocados also contain more potassium than bananas. Studies have shown that high potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, and likewise reduced risk for heart attacks and strokes.
Avocado is most famous for its use in Mexican dishes such as guacamole. It is also popular in salads, sushi, shakes, smoothies, hamburgers, toast, ice cream, and soup. In the cities of the world, the ‘Smashed Avo‘ toast has become famous and a symbol of the Millenial Generation.
Here is a recipe for Filipino Avocado Milkshake:
• 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cubed
• 5 cubes ice
• 3 tablespoons white sugar
• 1 ⅓ cups milk
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice
• 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Place all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth to the desired texture.