Homeland avocados - Caribbean, South and Central America, where it still grows in the wild. Avocado tree began to cultivate the Aztecs in the III millennium BC. e. Name avocado comes from the Aztec auakatl - "Forest Oil." In English-speaking countries avocado called "alligator pear."
Today, avocados are grown throughout the tropical and subtropical climates. For this tree needed heat and humidity. Unrivaled leader in growing avocados - Mexico.
The main feature of avocado fruit, high fat content - about 14%, most of which are monounsaturated. Avocados contain carbohydrates, proteins and complex B vitamins from the micro-and macro avocado contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Avocados are very low in fiber.
Avocado effectively lowers blood cholesterol, and due to the low energy content helps get rid of excess weight.