Another name for the avocado is the "alligator pear," so-called because of its alligator skin texture and pear shape.
Avocados won’t go soft on their tree; instead, they are stored there for many months in a state of freshness, and must be picked to ripen.
European sailors traveling to the New World used ripe avocados as a kind of butter.
Varieties of avocados: Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Macarthur, Pinkerton, Reed and Zulano.
California, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat: 17.72g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate: 9.96g||3.32%|
|Dietary Fiber: 7.8||0%|
|Vitamin A 3.38%||Vitamin C 16.83%|
|Calcium 1.5%||Iron 3.89%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database