Predominantly common in the South and Central parts of America, the fruit ‘avocado’ has a significant history and origin which most of us do not know.
It has been a practice to name things and places based on several facts and observations. But surprisingly this fruit name is related to something really unexpected. Here you go!
The word “avocado” originates from the Nahuatl Aztec word āhuacatl, that means testicle.
The reference goes to either of the facts, that the avocado fruit resembles the shape of human testicles or that the fruit possess the characteristic to stimulate sexual desire after consumption. Yes, Avocado is aphrodisiac. Good that you know it now 😛 You may either avoid eating it or may be you start consuming more Avocado’s because of its unique quality of aphrodisiac.
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Besides this, the fruit actually has many health benefits including higher rates of potassium, Vitamin C and D. Interestingly, avocado contains higher amounts of “fiber”, which helps us maintain regular bowel movements.
One meal in McDonald’s which includes a Big Mac, French Fries and a Coco Cola sums up to 1390 calories. But one ounce of avocado’s contains 4.5 grams of fat, 2 grams fiber, and less than 1 gram of protein calories. So in short, its better to stay away from McDonald’s and add more avocado’s in your diet. Banana adds on to similar benefits of Avocado and is recommended to have at least one each day.
Approximately 43% of Americans buy Avocado among which 90% of the fruits majorly come from California, Of the 7 varieties grown in California, the Hass avocado is the most popular one.
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So you did find the strange meaning of the fruit, but also learnt about its beneifts. So eat more avocado’s and stay healthy!!