20 interesting Avocado Facts Part 2

Avocados are nutrient-dense fruit loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and potassium. But, did you know how it prevents liver damage? Read these 20 interesting Avocado Facts to know more about this superfood.

1. The word “Avocado” is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl,” meaning testicle.

2. Avocados only contain 7 mg of sodium per 100 grams.

3.  Due to the high nutrient density of compounds, it prevents liver damage.

4. Its high levels of potassium help in maintaining kidney function.

5. The earliest use of avocado found by archaeologists date back to 7,000 years B.C in Peru.

6. Avocado seeds have been found buried with Incan mummies dating back as far a 750 B.C.

7. The first Europeans to eat Avocados were the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century.

8. The Irish naturalist Sir Hans Sloane is credited with associating the word “avocado” way back in the late 17th Century.

9. Avocado cultivation in Florida didn’t start until 1833.

10. Prior to 1915, the Avocado was referred to as “alligator pear”.

11. The top 3 largest exporters of Avocados are Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Colombia.

12. Most of Colombia’s Avocados are shipped to the EU.

13. Guacamole, a Mexican food is made of avocados.

14. Avocados are called “Butter Pears” in India and China.

15. 150 grams of Avocado provides around 40% of dietary fiber per day.

16. There are over 500 varieties of Avocado grown around the world.

17. Avocado is native to South Central America.

18. Avocado trees can sometimes live up to 400 years or more in Mexico.

19. It’s botanically classified as a member of the Lauraceae plant family.

20. An Avocado tree can grow as high as 65 to 70 feet.

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