November 14 is the National Guacamole Day, which gives us the perfect opportunity to share fun facts about the much loved ‘Guacamole.’ Everyone knows Guacamole comes from the very versatile avocado and is often enjoyed as a toppings/ dips with salads, sandwiches, and nachos.
- First known as ahuacate, the origins of avocado can be traced back to 500 BCE. It was cultivated in Mexico, Central, and North America.
- Spaniards get the credit for discovering the now much loved Guacamole. They found Aztec sauce called ahuaca-molli; molli was the Nahautl word for “something mashed or pureed.”
- In the early 20th century, avocado was known as “Alligator Pear’ due to its bumpy green skin. The fruit had to go through several name transitions –Calavo, Butter Pear, Avocado Pear before Avocado stuck.
- There are over 450 varieties of avocado grown around the world, but the Hass is popular, It is predominately cultivated in Mexico and California. Interestingly Rudolph Hass – a postal worker from California owns the patent for the seedling since 1935.
- California is known as the ‘King of Avocado’ in the United States and accounts for over 90% of avocado production in the country.
- competes with the much famous buffalo wings and pizza at the Superbowl Food, owing to the massive popularity and
- Westfalia Guacamole contains the same health benefits as avocados straight from the tree – it’s high in antioxidants, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and naturally cholesterol-free, and Banting-friendly too.
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