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The fruit of the avocado tree, also called an avocado (or avocado pear or alligator pear), has a buttery flesh when ripe
The avocado (Persea americana), a tree likely originating from south-central Mexico, is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado (or avocado pear or alligator pear), is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating, and are often propagated through grafting to maintain predictable fruit quality and quantity. The fruit of domestic varieties has a buttery flesh when ripe. Depending on the variety, avocados have green, brown, purplish, or black skin when ripe, and may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, the fruits are picked while immature, and ripened after harvesting.

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  1. ChowDownBob

    Is an avocado a fruit or vegetable?

    I bought one recently thinking it was a fruit and could be eaten as such, but when I peeled it the inside was very dense and, to be honest, a bit tasteless (the texture wasn't all that pleasing to my mouth either). It looked, smelled, and tasted like a vegetable. But it has a stone, so does that...
  2. zararian

    Benefits of Eating Avocado

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  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Cooked Avocado?

    Has anyone ever come across cooked avocado's before? I ask because my hubby says he wants to try a recipe he 'saw' but does not know what it is called or where he saw it. The avocado had an egg cooked in it in place of the stone... It just seems really weird to me, but you never know.
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