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Avocados have been cultivated in Mexico since approximately 300 B.C., and are one of the great gifts from the Americas to the world of food.
Avocados are commonly considered to be vegetables but are actually fruits. Just like tomatoes, avocados don't quite fit with our preconception of what fruits are supposed to be. But not everyone is so confused about avocados' true identity; just ask the Brazilians, who eat avocados with sugar as dessert, and who often enjoy avocado ice cream after feijoada, black beans that are the national dish of Brazil.
Although the most common variety of avocado is the Hass, there are scores of other varieties (such as Fuerte, Bacon, and Gwen) displaying differences in taste and texture. Avocados are a surprisingly high-fiber food, and the fat they contain is monounsaturated --- the good kind.