Ford Maddox (in Cannibal Women and the Avocado Jungle of Death)
"the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise"David Fairchild
Fun facts about avocados:
- Avocados were known to the Aztec's as ahuacatl, which translates into "testicle tree."
- A single tree can produce between 150-500 avocados per annum.
- Any avocado pit can be seeded to grow. Growth will more likely be successful if the avocado has been brought to full maturation. [for instructions see: http://www.ottawahort.org/avocado.htm]
Quantity: 1 avocado (201 g)
Calories from fat: 247
Total fat: 29g
Saturated fat: 4g
Total carbohydrate: 17g
Dietary fiber: 13g
Daily value (based on a 2000 calorie diet)
Vitamin A: 6%
Vitamin C: 33%