The avocado, P. americana, is the best-known member of the genus Persea. Avocado trees can be tall or spreading, and they have elliptic to egg-shaped leaves that are 10–30 cm (4–12 inches) in length. Avocado fruits have greenish or yellowish flesh with a buttery consistency and a rich nutty flavour.
An average avocado tree produces about 120 avocados annually.
Avocado is the most nutritive among fruits and is regarded as the most important contribution of the New World to human diet.
An avocado contains almost double the amount of potassium found in a banana.
Benefits of Avacado
•Excellent source of nutrients
•Beneficial for gut health
•May help reduce heart disease risk factors
•A rich source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
•Decreases risk of cancer
•Healthy Blood Sugar
•Helps to lose weight