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Persea americana Avocado

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Nacho Garcia
Nacho Garcia 7 years ago

Mexico is the center of origin of avocado (Persea americana Mill.). The oldest evidence of the consumption of this fruit dating back 10,000 years. C. and was found in a cave located in Coxcatlán, Puebla. The origin of avocado took place in the upper parts of central and eastern Mexico, and upper parts of Guatemala.

This same region is included in what is known as Mesoamerica, and is regarded as the area where domestication took place thereof. Moreover in the Codex Mendocino there hieroglyphics where Ahuacatlán populated indicated as "the place where abundant avocado" which is composed of a tree with teeth on the stem "ahuacaquahuitl" and "calli" meaning village or place. For enrollment tribute that gave the Aztec Empire and was used to identify the merchandise Ahuacatlán village was the "ahucaquahuitl" alone. Aoacaquauitl, tlacacolaoacatl and quilaoacatl, which, may correspond to the three races that are known now: While in the Florentine Codex avocado three types mentioned.

The oldest avocado consumption data come from plant remains found in excavations of caves in the area of ​​Tehuacan, Puebla, in central Mexico (Smith 1966), and date from 7000 makes - 8000 BC Similar evidence appeared in caves in the Valley of Oaxaca, between 4000 - 2800 BC.

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 17, 2015
Submitted on Mar 10, 2015

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