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Avocado – food facts

The avocado we eat is a tree fruit that grows in subtropical areas . (Botanically, it’s a large berry containing a single seed.) The avocados we eat are not grown locally, but are imported, usually from Mexico. They are also grown in California and Florida.

Some nutritional/health benefits:

It ain’t tainted: it’s #2 on the Clean Fifteen list.

More info: variety of perspectives:


Nutrient content can vary greatly depending on soil conditions, with organic methods and a soil rich in organic matter generally producing the best results.

‘Dirty Dozen’ or ‘Clean Fifteen’ lists do not necessarily apply to produce grown on local farms — you need to check with the farmer to determine if and when any fertilizers or pesticides were applied.