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That’s right, avocados are really fruits, not vegetables — in fact, the avocado is part of the berry family. But that’s not the only amazing fact about the amazingly delicious avocado…

  • Avocados ripen only once they’ve been picked.
  • Avocados have more easily digested fats and proteins than most other fruits and contain more potassium than bananas!
  • Avocado oil can be used as a substitute for olive oil in cooking or salad dressings.
  • The avocado is also called the alligator pear because of its pear-like shape and rough skin.

What’s your favorite way to eat avocado? 

For more avocado info, storage tips and use techniques, check out our All About Avocados page.

Browse the California Avocado Commission for more fascinating avocado facts.

Find some cool avocado history on Avocado.com.

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