Binomial name: Persea America

The avocado is a very strong tree that can reach up to 30 metres in height, although in farming does not surpass 5 metres.

Origin: it comes from the centre and east mountainous region of Guatemala and Mexico.

Medicinal values: it is good for preventing vascular diseases; to fight against cholesterol; it helps to prevent arteriosclerosis. Furthermore, it is advisable for pregnant women and the elderly.

Caloric value per 100 g: 232 kcal

Varieties: Aztec, Catalina, Hall, Hass.

Curiosities: its name comes from the nahuatl, a language of the Aztecs of Mexico. It emerges from the comparison between the form of the fruit and how it hangs out of the plant like a testicle, named ahuácatl.