The Science of Avocados

This week Reactions takes a look at the chemistry behind our most beloved fruit; avocados. Whether they’re in a big bowl of guacamole or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts and stomachs. On top of being tasty, avocados are a noted superfood with a number of fantastic health benefits. This week, Reactions has mashed up some fantastic avocado facts, as well as some cooking tips from the pros.

++Note: There is a typo. The video mentions monosaturated fatty acids. Like unicorns, these do not exist. It should be monoUNsaturated fatty acids. Apologies, and thanks to the internet for pointing it out.++

++2nd Note: Another eagle-eyed and eared viewer pointed out that we say vitamin B12. There is no B12 in avocados. There is, however, a TON of B6. So go get that B6 from your guacamole, get your B12 from herring, clams or crab. Clams n’ guac.++

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Written & Directed by Kirk Zamieroski
Scientific Consultation – Matt Hartings, Ph.D.
Lead Writer/Producer – Noel Waghorn
Executive Producer – Adam Dylewski

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Flores da Fortuna by Roberto Daglio
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All music used under license

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