Avocado = Super Food
Avocado is a real "Super-Food".
It is reach in good fats and oils. Omega 3 & Omega 6, which contribute to a mental and physical balance and health. Avocado Oil, together with Vitamins A, C, and E, rejuvenates skin and prevents against the sun's UVA & UVB rays.
Avocado is reach in Fibers which helps digestion and balance your diet.
Avocado is also a rich source of minerals and electrolytes, such as Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper and Phosphorous.
Pure Avocado powder which is available year round and has long shelf life is required for many applications. To name a few, Avocado powder may be used:
- As a pure natural Avocado flavour.
- As an ingredient for coating of healthy snacks.
- As a basis for Guacamole Salad - Just add water and mix.
It seems almost mission impossible to turn Avocado into powder while keeping all its nutrients.
Grinding dried avocados usually results in a viscous thick green mass.
This is due to the the very high fat content of the Avocado (55% of all solids).
It is also the same way with olives which contain about the same fat content.
Usual solutions for this problems were the addition of high amounts of chemical carriers or extracted fibers. Another solution is performing defatting of the fresh product prior to drying and grinding.
At cham we have developed techniques which allow us to freeze dry pure Hass avocado slices and then grind them into fine powder.
With this techniques we keep all nutrients, smells and colors of the avocado.
The whole process can be defined as raw, as it contains no heating or additional processing.