The avocado, the lovely and oh so tasty avocado. If Foster’s is Australian for beer, then avocado is vegetarian for bacon. Both vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters rally around this fruit like it’s the second coming, and who could blame them?
If there can be a Bacon Jesus, why not an Avocado one?
The avocado tree is native to Central Mexico, but it’s definitely a Californian thing now. There are currently over 500 different avocado varieties but the Hass avocado is king. It accounts for 80% of the world’s avocados. Interestingly, all Hass avocados descend from a single “mother tree” which was raised by a mail carrier named Rudolph Hass from La Habra Heights, California.
Avocados are best known for their role in making guacamole but did you know that they can be used for so much more? They are great in milkshakes and ice cream, they go wonderfully with chocolate, and make a pretty mean fruit salad. Try some great avocado recipes today!