History: Native of Central and South America since 8,000 B.C.
Derived from the Aztec word-ahuacatl (means “testicle tree”)
Colloquially known as Alligator Pear (because of their alligator skin texture and pear shape)
Grows up to 65 feet in height and varies in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety.
Fallbrook, California is the Avocado Capital of the World.
Promote heart health
Wide-Ranging Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Supports Cardiovascular Health
Promotes Blood Sugar Regulation
Guacamole is the common recipe of avocado
Peeled, eaten as a fruit, pit is discarded
An ingredient in salsa, chutneys for spreads and dips
Can be added in a smoothie
Combine finely chopped bell peppers; tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice to mashed avocado (to have it with a toast or just as it is)
I add to the most common dip, ground cilantro, green chilies, lime juice and salt (my favorite).
Avocado oil is nature’s gift for hair and skin
P.S. Approach with caution for any allergies when you try new food produce/products.
"...the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise"