Some Interesting Facts on Avocados You Didn’t Know

Some fun facts and additional ideas for using California avocados in you and your families diet..

Did you know….

  1. That Avocados have been known in the past to be called an Alligator Pear.
  2. Avocados are great for babies and kids. The avocado’s creamy consistency while providing enormous health benefits makes it one of the first fresh foods a baby can enjoy.
  3. Avocados contain no cholesterol or salt and have virtually no saturated fat.
  4. They have natural packaging. Their thick skin protects them; it’s natural packaging! You can’t eat the skin, but it shields the green goodness inside, making avocados perfect for travel.
  5. Avocados are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and cholesterol-free.Avocados are naturally FULL of nutrition, so there’s no need for special labels. They’re full of flavor; think of all amazingly healthy meals that you can create with avocados!
  6. Avocado trees do not self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by to bear fruit. The avocado is an Aztec symbol of love and fertility, and they also grow in pairs on trees.
  7. Avocados are the only fruit that don’t ripen when they’re on the tree.
  8. Avocados on average contain 4-5 grams of protein per fruit. This make them the fruit with the highest protein content.

More amazing facts on avocados coming soon!

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