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All About Avocado

By Lena Katz

Avocados are a fruit and they are full of that good fat!

Oh wait, everyone already knew this? But of course we did. With Wholly Guacamole® dips in the brand family, most people probably know the key awesome qualities of avocados: they are rich with protein, omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fiber. They are deemed a superfood by many experts and publications. They make the best taco topping on the planet. And, hipsters can’t stop eating them on toast.

But that’s all avocado 101. Here, we’ll get into some lesser-known details about everyone’s favorite creamy savory super-fruit, and take a look at what’s inside our favorite Wholly Guacamole® dips!

  1. According to scientists, avocados may have been consumed as long ago as 8,000 B.C.
  2. Avocados grow in pairs on their tree, and cannot self-pollinate – they have to work it out together. Happy Valentine’s! (On a possibly related  note, avocados were a love symbol according to ancient Aztecs.)
  3. Not only are avocados high in fiber and protein, they are also rich in potassium.
  4. And, in spite of being rich in good fat and protein, they are actually naturally cholesterol-free. Miracle fruit indeed!
  5. According to dictionary.com, the old-school name for avocado was “alligator pear” – probably because of its bumpy skin, or maybe just  because of a mispronunciation in Colonial translation.
  6. Avocado facials are easier than a salad. Victoria Beckham credits avocados as her go-to DIY facial ingredient. Just mash it together with a few tablespoons of honey and coconut oil, and apply to your face.
  7. You know those rock-hard avocados in the grocery store? If you put a dark, dense avocado in a paper bag with a banana, it will ripen right away. Not so with the ones that are light weight or lighter in color, which are not actually matured enough to ripen easily.

What’s Inside?

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WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® classic guacamole

Hass Avocado, White Vinegar, Jalapeño Peppers, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Salt, Granulated Garlic

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WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® spicy guacamole

Hass Avocado, White Vinegar, Jalapeño Peppers, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Dehydrated Red Bell Pepper, Jalapeño Powder, Salt, Granulated Garlic

Here are a few extra ways to squeeze more avacados and guacamole into your life:

Char-grilled and savory

Char-grilled and savory

Subbed for Canadian bacon in eggs benedict

Subbed for Canadian bacon in eggs benedict

Blended and baked into a cake, making it extra-rich

Blended and baked into a cake, making it extra-rich

Blended with honey and frozen into dessert pops

Blended with honey and frozen into dessert pops

Find more of our favorite avocado recipes: Oh My Guac