MOUNT VERNON — What do bananas, mangos and avocados have in common? Answer: They are all fruit. Yes, despite often being mislabeled as a vegetable, the avocado is most definitely a fruit; more specifically, it is classified botanically as a berry.
These large green berries are often associated with the popular dip called guacamole … and that’s about it.
Avocados are very much underrated and often-overlooked fruits, when it comes to preparing American meals. And it’s a shame, because avocados are jam-packed with potassium, vitamins C, E, K, B and healthy monounsaturated fats.