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Monday, April 30, 2018

Summer is avocado season. Avocados are incredibly popular around the world as as a food all by itself, but also as an ingredient. In fact, Brazilians like to add avocados to not only sandwiches and salads, but also to ice cream, while Indonesians love to eat avocados with chocolate syrup.

In 1989, U.S. avocado consumption was around 1.1 pounds per person each year. Now Americans devour over seven pounds per person each year.

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Today's Random Fact:

Contrary to common belief, avocados are berries, not vegetables.

While bananas are known for being rich in potassium, avocados have even more. A single avocado has 975 milligrams, while a banana only has 487 milligrams.

Approximately 75% of an avocado's energy comes from fat.

Bonus Fact:

The Hass avocado is the most commonly known and popular type of avocado worldwide. The green fruit is named after Rudolph Hass, who discovered the variety in his backyard in California and patented it in 1935.

The word "avocado" is from the Aztec word for "testicle."