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We’ve definitely jumped onboard the avocado bandwagon. Whether it’s mashed into guac or used liberally in one of our avocado-packed recipes, there are plenty of reasons to love this oval-shaped fruit (yes, that’s right—it’s not a vegetable!). But there’s much more to avocados that goes beyond smashing them on toast. Let’s get a handle on this fruit.
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Most avocados come from Mexico.
While avocados are grown in California and Florida, the majority sold in grocery stores come from south central Mexico. The main reason for the abundance of “south of the border” avocados is that Mexico is blessed with a year-round growing climate. The avocado is believed to have originated in the state of Puebla, Mexico, as far back as 10,000 B.C.