A fresh avocado when added to a tomato sauce or raw carrot meal promotes conversion of provitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form), says a study.
Vitamin A is involved in reproductive health and growth promotion; helps support healthy skin, immune function, and vision; and has antioxidant properties.
For the study, researchers investigated if avocados could help the body better use and absorb vitamin A from carotene-rich foods when eaten together.
“Pairing certain foods together is more than just about taste – specific foods eaten together can help your body utilise the benefits more effectively. We know that avocado consumers are interested in foods that act like a ‘nutrient booster’,” said Nikki Ford from Hass Avocado Board in the US.