Avocado is a fruit tree native to central Mexico. Its scientific name is Persea Americana. This flowering tree belongs to the Lauraceae family. The fruit of this tree is called butter fruit, Avocado name called in English or Allegator Pear or Butter Fruit. The nuts are either green or black. They taste a little cow butter and a little bitter to eat soft. So don’t steal the charm that is buttermilk. Avocado is an excellent food for babies when butter bead is not available. The seeds in between are used in many medicines.
The butter fruit tree grows to a height of about 20 meters (66 feet). Leaves 12 cm to 25 cm long, flowers 5 to 10 mm wide, nuts 7 to 7.9 inches long. Cinnamon, camphor, and bay laurel trees bear a close resemblance to the avocado tree. The fruit of the avocado or crocus pea tree has a single seed in the middle of the inside. The fruit of this tree is slender on one side and plump on the other, oval, globose, like a pear.
Cultivation of Avocado
It is a commercially valuable crop and is grown in all climatic and temperate zones of the world with a climate suitable for this crop. The fruit of this tree is in the shape of a peeled mango with green flesh which is well fleshy at the time of maturity and harvest. It can be grown in fertile red soils. Butter trees are harvested 4-6 years after sowing. Butter fruits usually ripen when on the tree. Non-commercial growers cut them when they are green and store them for maturation at 3.3 to 5.6 centigrade.
Health Benefits of Avocado
About 75% of the energy in butter comes from fat. 100 grams of buttermilk contains 160 kcal of energy and 485 mg of potassium. Vitamins B, E, and K are also available. The fiber content is 75%, 25% soluble fiber.
- Helps in weight loss.
- Lowers cholesterol.
- Regulates blood sugar levels.
- Protects eyes.
- Prevents the problem of cancer
- Improves intellectual performance.
- Delays aging symptoms.