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25 Interesting Facts About Avocados

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  1. Benjamin Ore says:

    Guacamole is mashed avocado mixed with onions, peppers, and spices. It isn’t simply mashed avocado. Avocado is derived ultimately from the word ahuacatl, which does mean testicle. However, the Spanish couldn’t pronounce the native word so they used the closest in their language, aguacate, meaning lawyer. So no, avocado doesn’t mean testicle. It’s an English derivative of the Spanish word for lawyer.

    Sources are food.com and Google translate for avocado etymology. I love the facts but those are simply wrong and poorly fact checked.

  2. Ali says:

    I’m confused as to how the US Department of Agriculture can claim to be the first to domesticate Macadamias in the 20th century, when Australian’s domesticated them in the mid 1800s.

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