TROPICAL AVOCADO (Persea americana)
The avocado has the highest protein and oil content of any fruit. In fact, this soft-fleshed fruit can contain up to 30 per cent fat.
Don't let the high fat content put you off, though; avocados contain only monounsaturated fat, which may help to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
It is ripe when it gives way under a small pressure. In Brazil several varieties are cultivated and harvested in different seasons and with a lower oil content than the varieties from most other countries.
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Avocado (Margarida) - From: March - Until: August / September
Avocado (Tropical) - From: January / Febuary - Until: August