Avocado pear

(Persea americana)

Oval fruit. It has a thick, fairly rough skin and is bright green or black, although shade and texture varies depending on variety. The flesh is creamy and compact and has a yellowish white colour. Inside it has a big brown seed. The avocado weights between 200 and 400 grammes.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Alvocat
Spanish: Aguacate
English: Avocado pear

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Lauràcia

Varieties

Bacon, Fuerte, Hass

Nutritional value

207 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

150-200 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Avocado tree

Nowadays there are large plantations on all five continents, the largest growers being Mexico, The United States (California and Florida), Santo Domingo, Brazil , Indonesia, South Africa, Israel and Spain (Granada, Málaga, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Cádiz).

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