Common Name: Aguacate Güiro, Avocado
Binomial Nomenclature: Persea americana
Culinary Use: Avocado fruits are eaten raw or used as a sandwich spread and in desserts.
Medicinal Use: Extracts of the leaves have shown antihypertensive and anticancer activities. The leaves are used against dysentery, coughs, high blood pressure, liver problems, and gout.
Fun Fact: The non-drying oil extracted from the seed is used by the cosmetic industry in soaps and skin moisturizer products