Guacamole: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

Holy Guacamole, avocados are hot right now, and we just can’t get enough of them! Read on to find out why you should give a guac! If you’ve caught up with part one, here’s what else you need to know about this trendy fruit.

Number Eight: Guacamole Steak

Avocado is a great meat alternative! Not only are they chock full of lots of nutritional vitamins and minerals, but they’re high in protein! More and more people are turning to the “alligator pear” at breakfast time, which is why you’ve been seeing mashed up avocado on toast everywhere lately.

Number Seven: Grammy-Mole

Two-time Grammy winner Jason Mraz owns an avocado farm in Bonsall, California. They supply avocados to local Chipotle restaurants.

Number Six: Record-Breaking Guac

In 2013, the Guinness World Record for the largest serving of guacamole weighed 5,885.24 pounds was prepared in Mexico by 450 students. In conjunction with the 2014 Superbowl, over 104.2 million pounds of avocados were consumed, and in 2015, avocados were the most-pinned food on Pinterest. What will 2016 bring?

Number Five: Broccomole

Overdoing it on the avocados? Try mixing things up a bit! Although this guacamole recipe doesn’t use avocados, it supplements (you guessed it) broccoli instead. You’ll need a food processor to combine ingredients, and add a little something creamy (cream cheese or cashew cream). Give broccomole a try here

Number Four: Guacamole Is Given Not One, But Two Holidays Every Years

Mark your calendars! September 16 is National Guacamole Day and November 14 is National Spicy Guacamole Day. A whole day dedicated to mashed up food!

Number Three: Sub Guac for Meat at Chipotle to Save Money

The popular restaurant chain Chipotle charges an extra $1.80 to add guac! You can substitute guacamole for your protein and avoid spending the additional cash.

Number Two: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

So why are avocados so expensive? Not only do they take a long time to grow and import, but because of increasing demand and bushfires that damaged crops, the price of avocados is steadily increasing.

Number One: It’s Out Of This World

Guacamole is more well-traveled than you are! Apollo 11 astronauts reportedly brought guacamole with them on their adventures in outer-space, but they didn’t eat it because Buzz Aldrin “ate all the chips before we even left earth,” said Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. You have guac to be kidding me! Thanks for reading our list.