Tuesday, September 14

Facts about Avocados


I want to tell you about Avocados! Did you know that the Avocado was first called an alligator pear? Yes, that is right, an alligator pear. Back in 1696, Sir Hans Sloane named the Avocado tree the alligator pear tree.

Did you also know that Avocados are fruits? There are lots of different varieties! An avocado has more potassium than a banana! You can even use an avocado as butter! They have lots of great nutritional value.

Here is a list of some of the nutrition you get when you eat an avocado:




Pantothenic Acid, also known as Vitamin B5

Riboflavin also known as Vitamin B2

Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3

Vitamin C


Beta carotene

Omega 3 fatty acids

Delicious Facts about Avocados:

1. Most avocados come from Mexico, where the year-round growing climate allows for abundant production.

2. The avocado is believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. 

3. Spanish explorers arriving in Mexico during the 16th century were the first Europeans to consume avocados. As a result of the Spanish Conquest, avocados spread to South America and Central America.

4. Irishman Sir Hans Sloane called it an “avocado” 1696 in a Jamaican-plants catalog. He also dubbed the avocado tree the “alligator pear tree.”

5. Avocados gained popularity in the 1950s in the coastal states of California, Florida, and Hawaii before becoming mainstream nationwide.

6. An avocado falls firmly into the fruit category due to its botanical classification.

7. The avocado tree belongs to the flowering plant family Lauraceae.

9. Avocados’ peak season in California is from April to July.

Now, you can share these avocado facts with your family and friends.

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