The avocado (Persea americana) is native to southern Mexico and has been cultivated for 10,000 years. Already the Aztecs used the avocado as a food and remedy. The Spanish explorers brought the fruit to Europe for the first time in the 16th century. Nowadays avocado trees are cultivated in many tropical countries worldwide, but also in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and southern Spain.
Avocados consist of approx. 23% fat, the majority of which are healthy, unsaturated fatty acids. They also contain valuable vitamins (C, K1, B9, B5) as well as minerals (potassium, magnesium) and micronutrients (copper, manganese). The avocado is therefore one of the healthiest fruits in the world.