Avocados are ancient fruits and originated from central America and Mexico. These fruits are commonly called as “BUTTER FRUITS” in India and many other countries. Avocado is a tropical fruit and looks similar to pear fruit. These fruits are a good source of nutrients compared to other fruits.
Avocado is a tree. The fruit, a popular food, is a good source of potassium and healthy fats. Avocado fruits are mainly used as fresh fruit. They are also used in salads & sandwich filling.
The leaves, seeds and bark are used to make medicine.
Avocado oil is used in combination with vitamin B12 for a skin condition called psoriasis. Avocado oil can be applied directly to the skin to soothe and heal skin and to treat thickening (sclerosis) of the skin, gum infections (pyorrhea), and arthritis.
Varieties of Avocados
There are numerous varieties of avocado. The fruit is primarily pear-shaped, some varieties are almost round. They also range in size depending on the variety. There are most common types of avocados are Fuerte, Green, Hass, Pinkerton, Reed, Zutano, pollock,round, peradeniya purple haybrid, trapp and long, with many chefs having a particular preference for the Hass variety. In some areas, the Hass avocado is known as the avocado pear or the alligator pear due to the pebbly, rough exterior of one of the most popular varieties. Even without a label, you can learn to distinguish them by look and feel.