The avocado is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico,classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado or alligator pear.
The avocado tree can be grown domestically and used as a (decorative) houseplant.
Avocado, possibly originated in the Tehuacan Valley in the Mexico,1 although fossil evidence suggests similar species were much more widespread millions of years ago. However, there is evidence for three possible separate domestications of the avocado, resulting in the currently recognized Mexican , Guatemalan, and West Indian ) landraces.
Avocados are widely used in cooking for cold snacks.
Soft and juicy avocados are now valued all over the world for its beneficial properties, it promotes weight loss and splits excess cholesterol in the blood. This exotic fruit improves memory and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
In late autumn and in the winter you can find local avocados on the shelves in North Cyprus.
The fruit contains nutrients, and there is no harmful fat and sugar in it, so avocados are included in the diet. The composition of the avocado fruit includes acid, which prevents the formation of cholesterol in the blood, and also breaks down already accumulated. There is quite a lot in avocados: potassium (more than in banana), sodium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium and other mineral substances.