The avocado (Palta in South America), known as one of the super foods thanks to its multiple health benefits, has a large amount of nutrients, including about 20 vitamins and minerals, among which we can mention vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin E, potassium, folic acid, etc. It also has a high content of healthy fats and proteins. All the above places the avocado in the Top 10 of the preferred foods in healthy diets.
Brief history of Guacamole
Avocado is the star ingredient of this wonderful and always beloved recipe, the guacamole. This recipe is native to the Aztec civilization in Central America, becoming very popular in the world thanks to the good reputation of Mexican cuisine. The origin of the name guacamole comes from Nahuatl (indigenous language of Mexico) ahuacamolli, which is the union of the words ahucatl (avocado) and molli (mole or sauce).
According to the mythology, the Toltec God Quetzalcoatl offered this recipe to his people and was later spread throughout Mesoamerica, located in eastern and central Mexico and Guatemala. For the Aztecs, the avocado had certain erotic connotations, a belief that prevented women from being part of their collection by considering it a symbol that represented the testicles. (source: https://exoticfruitbox.com/en/noticias/historia-del-guacamole/)
Although in its origins this recipe was made with puree of avocado, water, lemon, tomato and chili, with the passage of time ingredients such as onion and coriander have been added. In some countries where the importation of the fruit considerably increases its cost, other ingredients are implemented to help increase its volume, but in our case we will stick with the traditional Central American recipe.
My favorite way to taste guacamole is simply with your spoon or accompanied by some delicious tortillas, but you can also include it in some salads or accompanying a number of dishes.
I hope you get to love this recipe the same way I do.