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Avocados are actually a fruit, not a vegetable.

About 43% of all households in the United States purchase avocados.

Avocados are nicknamed the alligator pear due to the bumpy green skin and pear shape.

There are over 500 varieties of avocados.

Aztecs referred to avocados as "testicle trees", which translates to ahuacatl in their native tongue.

Avocados have been grown in Central and South America for over 10,000 years.

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The first avocado trees in the United States were planted in 1871.

One avocado tree can produce up to 500 avocados each year.

Avocados contain more potassium than bananas.

Every Super Bowl Sunday an average of 53.5 million pounds of guacamole is consumed.

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