HEALTH AND WELLNESS SHOWS
My ode to the Avocado By Chef Tina Jo
The avocado tree is a fast growing, hearty, evergreen tree which can grow to be 80 feet tall. It originated in southern Mexico but it was widely cultivated from the northern borders of Mexico to Peru by the time Europeans began exploring the Americas. This deliciously creamy fruit is good for your body inside and out so indulge and enjoy while avocado season is here!
The word 'avocado' comes from the Mexican Spanish word aguacate which is rooted in the native Nahuatl word, "ahuácatl" which literally means "testicle" referring to both its shape and believed aphrodisiac and fertility enhancing qualities. Add some avocado to a Chocolate (cacao) mousse for a seriously heart healthy love potion!!