Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Avocado I, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Avocados are beautiful.  When ripe, they have soft green and cream toned flesh the texture of firm pudding surrounding a large rusty brown seed.  The leathery rind is a natural bowl, holding a nutritious treasure... all you need is a spoon.  The avocado is a unique fruit in that it stores its energy as almost 20% fat, (mostly monounsaturated) rather than sugar as most fruits do.  Luckily for us this filling fruit offers 60% more potassium than a banana plus it has the highest fiber and folate per ounce of any fruit, along with being good source of B6, C and E.
Guacamole anyone?

8x10, oil on canvas 

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