Avocados are nutrient-dense fruit loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and potassium. But, did you know how it prevents liver damage? Read these 40 interesting Avocado Facts to know more about this super food.
1. The word “Avocado” is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl,” meaning testicle.
2. Avocados only contain 7 mg of sodium per 100 grams.
3. Due to the high nutrient density of compounds, it prevents liver damage.
4. Its high levels of potassium help in maintaining kidney function.
5. The earliest use of avocado found by archaeologists dates back to 7,000 years B.C in Peru.
6. Avocado seeds have been found buried with Incan mummies dating back as far a 750 B.C.
7. The first Europeans to eat Avocados were the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century.
8. The Irish naturalist Sir Hans Sloane is credited with associating the word “avocado” way back in the late 17th Century.
9. Avocado cultivation in Florida didn’t start until 1833.
10. Prior to 1915, the Avocado was referred to as “alligator pear”.