were first cultivated in South America with later migration
was believed that a Mayan princess ate the very first
avocado and that it held mystical and magical powers.
sailors traveling to the New World used avocados as
their form of butter. Avocados were first seen in the
United States in the early 1800's.
avocados are high in fat, most of the fat is heart-healthy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), "Avocados are loaded with nutrients such as dietary
fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium,
magnesium, and folate. They're also cholesterol and
sodium free. Avocados contain 60 percent more potassium
per ounce than bananas. "
majority of avocados in the United States come from
California, followed by Florida. Two tablespoons of
mashed California avocado or 1/5 (about 1 oz.) of a
medium California avocado provide 55 calories. Source:
For Disease Control and Prevention