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Hass Avocado

Cooking Term

 

Definition:
Hass Avocado:  Stemming from the indigenious Aztecs, the Spanish conquistadors found it in Mexico in 1526. This wrinkled blackish dark forest green fruit, is a sub tropical variety of fruit, not vegetable. This black oval pear as it has been called possesses a blackish leathery looking outershell and the interior houses a huge pit, with a creamy yellowish green creamy oily interior.
 
In Aztec, there are many ancient references made to the avocado having aphrodisiac properties, as the fruit comes from the ancient tree called Ahuacachuital and denotes its´ growth on " the testicle tree ". The Aztecs called it Nuahtl.   
 
The quintessential use is Guacamole, an avocado, garlic, onion, cilantro and tomato dip. Also used with prawns or shrimp in salads or stuffed with shellfish.
 
Spanish: aguacate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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