Description: This is a tree native to Mexico. Avocado is a berry with a single seed. They are propagated by grafting. The avocado is a climacteric which means it matures on the tree, but ripens off the tree. The fruit is not sweet, but rich and of smooth, almost creamy texture. It is used in both savoury and sweet dishe. The avocado is very popular in vegetarian cuisines and as a substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because of its high fat content.
Commonly used in: It is used as the base for the Mexican Dip known as guacamole, as well as a spread on corn tortillas or toast, served with spices. In India its used in milkshakes, ice creams and desserts.
Health Benefits: Avocados, as a fruit, are rich in monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. They are also very low in fructose, and provide close to 20 essential health-boosting nutrients, including: Fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins, Folic acid. Contain compounds inhibit and destroy oral cancer cells.