Wednesday, July 1, 2009


"We don't care if these girls want to eat their men. That's the Piranha Man's problem. We just want the avocados."
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:]
Nutritional information [from]:

Quantity: 1 avocado (201 g)

Calories: 332
Calories from fat: 247
Total fat: 29g
Saturated fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 14mg
Total carbohydrate: 17g
Dietary fiber: 13g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 4g

Daily value (based on a 2000 calorie diet)
Vitamin A: 6%
Vitamin C: 33%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 6%