The world's first avocado was grown and cultivated in Mexico countless generations ago. And thanks to the region's fertile volcanic soil, ideal climate and centuries of expert cultivation, Mexico remains the source of the world's finest avocados.
Today, Mexico is the only place in the world where avocado trees naturally bloom four times a year. Producing a year-round bounty of irresistibly rich and creamy avocados whose quality and distinctly delicious flavor are always in season.
1. Heart Healthy
Avocados fit into the American Heart Association's guidelines for a diet that provides unsaturated fat and is low in saturated fat. Avocados contain no saturated fat or cholesterol and are virtually the only fruit that provides good-for-you mono-unsaturated fat.
Diabetics and others who must watch their carbohydrate intake can enjoy avocados often. A one-ounce serving has only 3 grams of carbohydrate.
3. Lactose Intolerant
Add avocados to smoothies, sauces, soups and salsas for creamy flavor and texture without the dairy!
4. Weight Loss
Recent research indicates that a diet that contains 20-30% calories from "good fat" like the oils found in avocados, not only supports good health but aids weight loss and maintenance.