Wild avocado

February 9, 2011  •  Category:


The avocado is my favorite fruit. I could eat it every single day. When I have some avocado, in a wrap, like the markouk bread in the picture, I can’t think of anything better to eat.

The variety of avocado in that image is called a wild avocado and I first tasted them in Tyre, Lebanon. They are much smaller and elongated than the Hass variety but extremely tasty.

Avocados have such incredible health and nutritional properties, they are the perfect food! Full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, as much protein as milk (and unlike milk or meat, easy to digest).

If interested in learning more about avocados, click here.

What about you? What is your favorite fruit?


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  1. rebecca says:

    oh wow cool avocado oh i love all fruits but love little clementines

  2. Bo says:

    I love avocado…I like to mash it up and use it on sandwiches instead of mayo.

  3. Angie's Recipes says:

    I adore avocados too! Creamy, rich and nutritious!

  4. Chiara says:

    I had never seen before the avocado tree, thanks for sharing Joumana ! have a lovely day, a hug…

  5. anh says:

    ohhhh! thanks for introducing this to us!

  6. Rosa says:

    Wow, that’s great!



  7. SYLVIA says:

    Avocados are so filling, delicious, and very amazing food. I can eat a whole one as a meal, It’s really really good for us. Your right Joumana, bread and avocado are a heavenly combination in a sandwich.

  8. meredith says:

    Oh I love wild avocados. I used to eat them in Hawaii. We’d have to get to them before the wild pigs did, they liked them as much as we did. Dating from my time in the islands, I love a good papaya drizzled with lime juice. But I also love a ripe juicy tomato about as much, too.

  9. Caffettiera says:

    Avocado is an acquired taste to me, since it does not grow in Italy, and I still have to taste the real thing (wild avocados?!). My ideal fruit must be light and juicy, like an apple or a berry, but I cannot pick one favourite. However I just started thinking about perfectly ripe figs. which do not qualify as ‘light’… If it is straight from the tree, I’m probably going to love it, no matter what type of fruit it is.

  10. Koek! says:

    Mmm, that avo looks lovely. I have a hard time thinking of it as a fruit though!

  11. little moments says:

    oh I love avocados..the best babyfood and I try to sprout every stone/seed…although so far only one tree growing….

  12. Priya says:

    Wow never seen these wild avocados..

  13. Devaki says:

    So wonderful…right you are! There are few things that taste better than a avocado! Yummmy!

  14. Diane says:

    Avocados are my favourite fruit as well. When we lived in Zimbabwe and SouthAfrica we used to have our own trees laden with them. Oh how I do miss those trees. Diane

  15. Louise says:

    I love avocado. Never knew about the wild variety.

    Thanks for sharing, Joumana…

  16. The Nervous Cook says:

    Avocados truly are one of the most perfect foods! But I’d have to say that apples are my favorite fruit. I find it kind of amazing not only how many varieties of them exist, but how accessible so many of them are to us here in the U.S. There really isn’t any other type of produce to which we have access to such a seemingly unlimited variety — is there?

  17. Amanda says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh I do love avocado especially in a sandwich! Or a burger or in a smoothies with banana honey and ashta. My favorite fruit are figs though, here in Michigan we only get them for a short time but they are sooo delicious.

  18. turkey's for life says:

    We love avocado but we couldn’t get them on the markets in Fethiye until recently. Thankfully, we have a specialist farmer now who has a great stall and he sells avocados. I’ve only ever made guacamole with them so will have to look up some different recipes.

  19. deana says:

    WIld avocado???? I always thought they were a new-world item. I love them any way I can get them and they are so good for me and my skin. I have a friend who makes a hair conditioner with them!!!

  20. Claudia says:

    I now want to smear some avocado on lovely bread and call it a day. I love the velvet texture and the richness of it. I never have “favorites” but I will admit to being a berry fiend! By-the-by, made your biscotti. Swoon.

  21. Cathy at Wives with says:

    Wow, wild avocados. I can’t even imagine being able to pick avocados off a tree. You must be in heaven.

  22. Pamela says:

    I live in an avocado farm! we grow organic Hass type, but I do agree with you that the wild avocado is something special. Here in Chile we use avocado as some other countries use butter or peanut butter for toasts, it’s a typicall breakfast, we also use them in salads, mousse or filled with tuna fish or crab. We don’t add sugar, as they do in Brazil, where you can enjoy avocado ice-cream.

  23. Faith says:

    Mmmm, love avocado! Definitely one of my favorites too. Gorgeous picture, Joumana!

  24. weirdcombos says:

    I love it too! Steven made a marvelous guacamole for dinner yesterday with a beautiful avocado from Mexico. Here’s a fruit from Minas Gerais my home state in Brazil that I adore: jabuticaba
    I think of it as grapes from the tropics because of the flavor and purple color. The fruits grow on the tree trunk and branches, very unusual and cool look.
    This is the time of the year where these fruits abound.

  25. Pauline AV says:

    My absolute favourite lunch at the moment is an avocado crushed onto some good sourdough bread, a hefty squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of Maldon salt. Heaven – and that’s just store-bought Hass avocado! What these ones must be like fresh from the tree, I swoon to imagine…

  26. Adelina says:

    What an interesting avocado! Wish I could taste it! My 5 year old daughter loooooves avocadoes. My favorite fruit changes by the season. I think I love apricots and persimmons so much that I can’t eat them non-stop.

  27. Dana says:

    What pretty looking avocados, definitely not a shape I’m used to seeing. As for a favorite fruit, I’ve got to go for pairs. They’re addictive.

  28. A Canadian Foodie says:

    Raspberries. But, what do I have to choose from. I live in a winter climate. I cannot imagine your choices. Avocados… and so much else. However, I will not complain. Raspberries are pretty spectacular. I am lucky to grow enough for my year in my own yard!

  29. TeacherCreacher says:

    DId I post as TeacherCreacher – hilarious – I just put that in to try to get your posts by mail again – as they never come to me and I have tried everything I knwo. Now have to relog in as A Canadian Foodie.

  30. lisa says:

    Yes, I could eat avocados every day too. They are extremely tasty and creamy – I can always find a way to add it into most dishes. That is a unique looking one above!

  31. Jimmy says:

    Mon fruit préféré est la pomme cannelle également appelée l’Annone ou “Ashta” en libanais 😉 sinon j’adore les avocats aussi !

  32. Citron says:

    Avocado is my butter! Why eating butter, when something so nutritious, filling, tasty and so beautifully green can replace it!

  33. Eve@CheapEthnicEatz says:

    I have never seen these avocados, they look so small but would love to try one. Avocados are a fave but picking a favorite fruit is hard since I have tasted so many new exotic ones in the last year. Raspberries are always tops, blueberries too. Mangosteens and rabutans were great discoveries. Durian was everything I had expected: amazing and revolting.

  34. Lentil Breakdown says:

    I love avocados, but I don’t really think of them as fruit, even if they are. Wish I had an avocado tree!

  35. Murasaki Shikibu says:

    I love avocado too. I’m not sure what my favorite fruit is because there are so many I love like green mangoes, blueberries and mangostines.

  36. domi says:

    Comme tu as pu le voir moi aussi je suis fan de ce fruit et de plus hier j’ ai vu une émission où ils vantaient les bienfaits et les vertues de l’ avocat et il en a….

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