Posted by: yoyo52
And in agricultural news . . . - 10/31/13 02:41 PM
Just learned that "The Aztec word for avocado, ahuacatl means “testicle”. This is most likely because the avocado, growing in pairs, resembled the body part." Also learned that "the avocado is also considered an aphrodisiac. According to the book The Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia, by the time the fruit traveled to Europe, the Sun King (Louis XIV) nicknamed avocados la bonne poire (the good pear) because he believed it restored his lagging libido." For more stop press tidbits, read the full story here.