Tropical fruits (2)

Tropical fruits (2)
Tropical fruits: fruit that grows in tropical regions.
Section of an avocado: internal view of the fruit of an avocado tree, with green-skinned fruit with yellow-green flesh.
Pomegranate: fruit of the pomegranate tree with red pulp enveloping numerous pips.
Section of a papaya: internal and external view of the fruit of the papaya tree.

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EN : Avocado
FR : Avocat
ES : Persea americana


The avocado is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The tree grows to 20 metres, with alternately arranged, evergreen leaves, 12–25 centimetres long. The flower are inconspicuous, greenish-yellow, 5–10 millimetres wide. Avocado fruits have a smooth, creamy, greenish-yellow flesh with an unusually high amount of fat that is primarily monounsaturated. They also contain a high concentration of dietary fiber, vitamins and potassium. The pit, seed, leaves, bark and in some cases fruit can be toxic to some animals, particularly birds, though much less so in humans; the toxicity of the fruit may be an adaptation that assisted seed dispersal by Pleistocene megafauna.