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Only People Who Love Avocado Should Bother Taking This Test

Avo go if you think you really know your stuff.

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  1. 1.

    How do avocados grow?
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    In the ground
    Correct
    Incorrect
    On a tree
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Look ->

    Via B Navez / en.wikipedia.org
  2. 2.

    How many avocados counts as one portion towards your 5-a-day?
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    A whole one
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    Incorrect
    Just half
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Avocados are pretty dense! Half an average-sized one counts as a portion.

  3. 3. What variety of avocado is this?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a Hass avocado!

  4. 4.

    Which of these is the scientific name for the avocado tree?
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    Persea americana
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    Incorrect
    Persea ahuacata
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    Incorrect
    Persea aligatae
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There are various synonyms, but persea americana is the accepted name of the species.

  5. 5.

    What actually is an avocado?
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    Vegetable
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    Incorrect
    Berry
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    Incorrect
    Legume
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a berry.

  6. 6. What compound makes avocado flesh go brown when exposed to air?

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    Phenols
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    Incorrect
    Folates
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When exposed to oxygen in the air, phenols turn into molecules called quinones, which join together and form the pigment melanin (yup, the same one you have in your skin) that will turn your avocado brown. Avocados actually contain an enzyme that speeds this whole process up. You can slow it down with lemon juice, or by not letting air get to it.

  7. 7.

    How many grams of fat does a typical avocado contain? 
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    3g
    Correct
    Incorrect
    10g
    Correct
    Incorrect
    30g
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s mostly unsaturated fat, though.

  8. 8.

    Where did the avocado originate?
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    Mexico
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    Incorrect
    California
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    Incorrect
    Florida
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It is native to south central Mexico.

  9. 9. Which of these pictures shows an avocado plant?

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    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other one is a bay tree.

  10. 10.

    What is a good way to make your avocado ripen quicker? 
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    Incorrect
    Store it in the fridge
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Store it with fruits like apples and pears
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    Incorrect
    Store it away from other food
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Some fruits emit ethylene gas as they ripen, which causes other fruits around them (and avocados) to ripen more quickly.

 
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