“This will make my list perennially.. and I've concluded this year that there is almost nothing that it doesn't compliment. I've even started adding it to meatball sandwiches!!! …”
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Best of 2009 : My Favorite Things of the Year!
“I eat about 2 a day, especially now that I live in CA. You could probably keep feeding them to me, one after another - forever. Go ahead, try. I DARE YOU. :D~”
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Obsessed with the Best in 2009!
“You gotta love the avo. So creamy, so good. Again, the versatility of the avo is crazy. They make your LDL (bad) go down and your HDL (good) go up. Holy Guacamole.”
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Favorite Health Foods
The avocado (Persea americana), also known as palta or aguacate (Spanish), butter pear or alligator pear, is a tree native to the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. The name "avocado" also refers to the fruit (technically a large berry) of the kupa shell that contains a pit (hard seed casing) which may be egg-shaped or spherical.
Avocados are a commercially valuable crop whose trees and fruit are cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world (and some temperate ones, such as California), producing a green-skinned, pear-shaped fruit that ripens after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.