10 Things You Didn’t Know About Avocados

Check out these surprising facts about avocados

Think you know all about avocados? Think again.

What’s not to love about avocados? The pear-shaped fruit (not vegetable) has a hard, protective outer shell and a soft, creamy, and butter-like flesh inside. The most popular uses for avocados are in guacamole or simply sliced and used as a topping for salads, sandwiches, and burgers. But the culinary uses for avocados are endless. From sweet to savory, avocados can be used in a multitude of ways. Beyond culinary uses, however, there are some interesting facts about avocados that will make you love the large single-seed berries even more (if that’s possible).

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We have compiled a list of 10 interesting and surprising facts about avocados that might leave you scratching your head and muttering a curious, "huh, who knew?" Read our list and find out interesting ways to incorporate avocados into cooking, a little bit about their history, and some fun facts and trivia.

And of course, they're a form of "healthy" fats similar to nuts, so, go ahead, indulge in avocados and our list of interesting facts. Check out our list and find out some things that you might not have known about avocados.

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes


Originally published 11/11/13