Indian Avocados, or Butterfruits, are medium sized fruit with smooth, leathery, and glossy skin. These avocados have large seed pits and a creamy flesh that is lower in oil content in comparison with other avocado varieties. As typical with other varieties of avocados, Indian avocados are not a sweet fruit, but savory, subtly flavored, mild, and smooth in texture.
Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and folic acid. They are rich in dietary fiber, and are known for being a good source of monounsaturated fat, second only to olives among fruits in oil content. Avocados can be mashed, cubed, sliced, pureed, or halved and stuffed. Add avocado slices to sandwiches or salads, or mash with lime juice, onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, and other spices to make guacamole.