Avocados may have originated in South America, but it is Africa that is cashing in on the world’s love of avocados.
Are avocados grown in Africa?
Avocado is a highly nutritious and universal fruit that thrives in both temperate and sub-tropical zones in the world. Grown in Kenya and South Africa, African avocados have a soft, creamy texture and a mild, exquisite flavour.
How did avocados get to Africa?
Some studies suggest that avocados were introduced into the country by settlers coming from the West Indies and other Dutch colonies between 1652 and 1700. However, the large-scale production of avocado in South Africa didn’t take off until the1930’s, after successful trials in the regions around Mpumalanga province.
Where do avocados originally come from?
The avocado (Persea americana) originated in south-central Mexico, sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. But it was several millennia before this wild variety was cultivated.
Why is avocado bad for you?
Avocados are high in fat. But it’s monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation. Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
What happens to your body when you eat an avocado a day?
In addition to improving heart health by impacting your levels of cholesterol, new research indicates that avocados may further improve your heart health by impacting the gut biome.
What does avocado do to a woman’s body?
Avocados are nutrient dense with folate (folic acid), healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin C, K, additional B vitamins, potassium and other minerals and fiber. Healthy fat (monounsaturated and omega-3 and low omega-6 polyunsaturated fats) plays a role in estrogen production and reproductive hormonal balance.