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12 Things You Didn't Know Were Made In Mexico

Dear Mexico: Thanks for everything. Enjoy all these Mexican staples on behalf of Avocados From Mexico.

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Mexico has created so much we love!

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The FOOD, the drinks, the music, the culture... But did you know about these OTHER great things to come out of Mexico?

1. Caesar Salad

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The iconic salad was invented in 1924 when Caesar Cardini, a restaurant owner in Tijuana, ran low on food to feed his hungry patrons. He tossed together the only ingredients he had left, and the Caesar salad was born.

2. The number 0.

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If Mayans hadn't invented the zero, from what is Drake going to go to 100 real quick?

3. Soccer / Fútbol

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The Aztec Empire played a game resembling modern soccer as early as 3000 B.C. on the land that is now Mexico. Aztecs considered their game — called Tlachtli — sacred. Mexico's passion for the sport dates back thousands of years!

4. Universal Education

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Universal education is another contribution from Aztec culture now absorbed into modern Mexico. While education was reserved for the wealthy and noble in other cultures, the Aztec formally educated everyone, regardless of gender, class, or status.

5. Your favorite fresh fruits...

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37% of the fresh fruit imported to the United States comes from Mexico. Our smoothies salute you! Next time, drink the Mexican version; try an agua fresca.

6. ...and the majority of your fresh veggies.

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66% of the fresh vegetables imported to the United States come from Mexico. Everybody get loud for leafy greens!

7. Louis C.K.

The comedian was born in Mexico and emigrated to the United States as a child. He still retains Mexican citizenship and has family in Mexico.
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The comedian was born in Mexico and emigrated to the United States as a child. He still retains Mexican citizenship and has family in Mexico.

8. Color TV

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A Mexican electrical engineer named Guillermo González Camarena received the first U.S. patent for a color television adapter — at the age of 23! His method was later adopted by the U.S. as the standard transmission system.

9. Floral Embroidery

Do you own a blouse that looks like this? You can thank the indigenous tribes of Mexico for their lasting contributions to textile history. Classical Mexican patterns feature flora and fauna native to the region.
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Do you own a blouse that looks like this? You can thank the indigenous tribes of Mexico for their lasting contributions to textile history. Classical Mexican patterns feature flora and fauna native to the region.

10. Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico before moving abroad with her parents. She returned to Mexico as a teenager to perfect her Spanish — which she speaks fluently.
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Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico before moving abroad with her parents. She returned to Mexico as a teenager to perfect her Spanish — which she speaks fluently.

11. Chocolate

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The world can thank indigenous tribes residing in what is now Southeast Mexico for cultivating cocoa, the world's most beloved substance. Mexicans have been enjoying chocolate longer than the rest of us, and alegrías de chocolate are just one of the delicious results.

12. And the avocado.

The most ancient known avocado tree grew in the area that is now Puebla, Mexico roughly 10,000 years ago.
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The most ancient known avocado tree grew in the area that is now Puebla, Mexico roughly 10,000 years ago.

Enjoy delicious Avocados From Mexico all year long.