Ten fun facts about Avocados

Fact 1
Avocados are in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most healthy and nutritious fruit for people.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
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.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Avocados
A tree native to Mexico and is from a flowering plant that bears a fruit.

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