Do you have a food aversion? I'm not talking about food allergies, where you literally cannot eat something (I can't eat anything from the ocean, as it makes me nauseous). I'm talking about a food that most people happily eat, but you just can't get past a trait, like the sliminess of okra (I actually like okra). Our son Tazer has an aversion to mushrooms and picks them out of every dish, including dissecting his egg rolls if they have fungi.
One of my food aversions is the avocado.
The avocado is a tree native to Central Mexico, related to cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado is also commonly used for the fruit of the tree. Avocados have diverse fats. For a typical avocado: About 75% of an avocado's calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat. On a 100 g basis, avocados have 35% more potassium (485 mg) than bananas (358 mg). They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. Avocados have a high fiber content of 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber. High avocado intake was shown in one preliminary study to lower blood cholesterol levels. Due to a combination of specific aliphatic acetogenins, avocado is under preliminary research for potential anti-cancer activity. (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado)
SO many good reasons to eat it! And yet...I can't abide the texture, so I don't eat it. Laima has long pressured me to try it, to get over it and add it to my diet, but I've resisted. Yesterday, Laima "snuck" avocado into our morning smoothie (I knew and was willing to try it) -- I tried it, it didn't suck and....I didn't die!
Do You Have a Food Aversion?
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