Avocado, or alligator pear, is native to Central Mexico and in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay leaves. They can be pear shaped, ovoid or spherical. Avocadoes are not sweet; rather, they are fat, with a subtle but distinct flavour and have a smooth, almost creamy texture. This fruit is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, and has a rich nutty flavour… a truly heavenly food!

Avocado is generally served raw and can be used in sweet and savory dishes. It is very popular in vegetarian cuisine as a substitute for meat in sandwiches and salads. Needless to say, the most popular use for avocado is everyone’s favorite: guacamole.