Avocado, whose Latin name is 'Persea americana', is from the laurel family. It is also known as Alligator pear and Lawyer pear. Its homeland is Mexico. Avocado, which is compatible with tropical and subtropical climates, can also be grown in regions with Mediterranean climate, provided that the weather is not too cold. In the early 1970s, avocado seedlings were brought to Turkey for trial purposes from the United States. Since then, it has been successfully cultivated in our country. Avocado has gained an important place in terms of economy in the Eastern Black Sea Region, where frost is low, such as the Mediterranean Region and Rize.
Avocado fruit draws attention with its resemblance to pear. The outer shell is green or dark purple. The edible flesh inside is creamy yellow or nearly white in color. Avocado fruit is harvested before it is ripe to preserve its freshness. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for the ripening of the purchased avocado fruits to become edible. As it can be eaten as a fruit, avocados are also used to enhance flavor in meals and salads. For those looking for different tastes, meat, chicken and mushroom sauté can be prepared with avocado.
From the avocado leaf plant; Avocado tea, avocado oil, avocado shampoo, soap and cream are produced.
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