Avocados: The Fuerte vs. The Hass

There are many different types of avocados but these two are especially important due to the competition that arose between them.

Their differences are:

  • In color and outward appearance.
  • The Hass avocado trees grow faster, produces more fruit, and are easier to propagate.
  • The Hass avocados are great for getting shipped internationally due to its thick skin.

Other variants of avocados tried to enter into the market as well such as the Gwen avocado, but they had entered the market too late.

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  • The Hass avocado was named after Rudolph Hass who tried to graft different varieties of avocado into a seedling he brought home, but due to his futile attempts of making fruit, he left it alone.
  • It were the Hass children who discovered the fruit of the avocado tree that Rudolph had left alone.
  • Millions of avocado trees were all genetically descendants of the single mother tree propagated by Rudolph Hass which he was not able to catch in despite its growing popularity.
The History of the Avocado
  • The avocado fruit has been existing since the Cenozoic era. It miraculously survived the dispersion system that happened 13,000 years ago.
  • By the 500 BC, in Mexico and Central America the avocado fruit was being bred to its fullest potential in which was believed to have aphrodasiac properties.
  • It was originally called ahuactl which meant testicles and the name was changed because of it's difficulty in pronunciation and for branding.

The ever growing avocado craze is continually causing a detrimental impact to the environment due to deforestation and the displacement of avocado seeds instead of the variant that should've been found in the locality.

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Food stockpiling for emergency use

Disasters often strike without warning or with little warning. Stocking up the right non-perishable food items can help you weather the storm.

Fuelling your body during an emergency is different from your everyday diet. Your body will use more energy, so you should eat high-energy, high protein foods. In addition, nutritious foods will help to maintain good health.

Best Non-Perishable Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency


"Healthy: Dark Chocolate

Mars Inc. - the company that has brought us M&M's or Snickers - sponsored 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers starting from the 80s. Mars controlled the research agenda and only funded the positive research, to push chocolate bars as nutritious. 

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here's how that happened.


There is no "best diet"

The “best” diet is a theme: an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and plain water for thirst. 

That can be with or without seafood; with or without dairy; with or without eggs; with or without some meat; high or low in total fat.

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