Gainesville Guacamole Guide

Some History of Avocados and Guacamole

There is no question about who the person people were to use and enjoy Guacamole- all written history points to the Aztecs. Some say that the one emperor during the Aztec's reign had a member of his staff on duty to make guacamole all the time. At the time, they called it "ahuacamolli."

Soon, travelers from Spain entered Aztec territory. They fell in love with guacamole and tried to take it back to Spain- but they found that avocados didn't grow too well there. This made guacamole one of the first "new-world" foods.

While they couldn't take it home, Spain gets credit for adding lime juice and cilantro to the classic dish.

Fast forward the 1920's when the Haas family begins to grow avocados. Today, so many avocado's we see in stores are of the Haas variety.

Since then, guacamole has only been booming. As you can see on the Supplement your Guac page, people are always looking to try new ways to enjoy their favorite treat.

Avocado. Avocado.