3 answers by real people - Is an avocado a vegetable or a fruit?
Is the avocado a vegetable or a fruit?
The avocado is widely considered a vegetable, since it is commonly used in salads. However, it is actually a fruit that tastes like a vegetable, and most markets display it with other typical fruits.
In some areas, it is known as the avocado pear and also the alligator pear due to the pebbly, rough exterior of one of the common types. There are quite a few varieties of avocados, but most cooks develop a preference for a particular breed.
The fruit is harvested from tall trees, which grow in groves. The rich, pale yellow-green flesh of the pear-shaped fruit has a texture likened to a firm ripe banana, smooth and buttery, with a faintly nutty flavor.
Most avocados are grown in tropical climates, primarily in Mexico, California, Hawaii, and Florida. California is the number one producer of avocados in the United States, supplying 95% of the nation’s crop, with 85% of the crop being of the Hass variety. Mexico is the world’s leading producer of avocados, serving up over 718,000 tons in 1994, more than the combined totals of the next seven producers in the world. In 1992, Americans ate 620 million avocados.
Fruit ,a stone fruit.
It’s a fruit. You know this because it has a seed inside it.
Fruit. A delicious, fatty, savory, fruit.