Ten fun facts about Avocados
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Avocados are in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most healthy and nutritious fruit for people.
On Super Bowl Sunday, there are at least 53 million pounds of guacamole eaten. The amount of guacamole eaten could cover a football field at least 20 feet thick.
The avocado and its leaves, bark, skin and seed are said to be harmful to a number of animals, including cats, dogs, goats and horses.
The avocado tree can not only grow to be 66 feet tall but it can also survive over 100 years, with the right climate.Fact 5
In the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil they often add avocados to their ice cream and even use them for milkshakes!Fact 6
The Nahuatl used a word for the avocado that translated to the same meaning as testicle, because the similarity of the fruit and the human body part.Fact 7
Sometimes the avocado is referred to as an alligator pear because of its shape, green color and scaly outer layer.Fact 8
The Hass Avocado tree, planted around 1926, is still the most common variety of avocado today, even after the tree died at the age of 76 in 2002.Fact 9
They're not only the same size as a 16 week old baby in the womb but they're also a good starting food for babies because of their soft texture.Fact 10
Avocados have the most protein a fruit can have, more potassium than bananas and contain lutein, a good nutrient for vision health. Go to more food facts ❯
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