The avocado is thought to have originated in Puebla, Mexico and its earliest use dates back to 10,000 BC.
Known as alligator pear for its odd pockmarked appearance, the avocado is a powerhouse of nutrition.
Avocados have been called the world’s “most perfect food.” Although they contain some fat, it is the right kind of fat. Avocados are chock full of high-fiber, vitamins A, C, D, E, K and a host of the B vitamins.
Omega-3’s, known for their brain enhancing power and maintaining a healthy heart are also abundant in avocados.
The avocado, for the first time, came to the US (California) in the 19th century. Today 95% of US avocados are grown in California.
Now, how do you select that oh so perfect avocado? Easy. The avocado needs to be a deep green color. Stay away from black avocados!!!!! They are probably past their prime. You want your avocado to have just a bit of give when gently squeezed.
Avocados can be eaten in many different forms, all of them decidedly delicious. Avocados are a great complement to a green salad; they make a great appetizer in the form of guacamole, or for a totally different dish an avocado black bean salad-not only delicious, but also very healthy.
Another way to enjoy avocados? On your toast in the morning. Just mash one up, add some Kosher salt and pepper, plus a squeeze of lime and voila!
Avocados, ugly yet tasty!!! Ugly food can be yummy too.