National Guacamole Day is dedicated to guacamole. This name hides a cold appetizer, which is prepared from avocado and other ingredients. It is celebrated on September 16th.
Guacamole looks like a puree, as it is made from crushed avocados. For taste, add onions, garlic, tomatoes, and various spices. It pairs well with tortillas and corn chips. This appetizer can be added to salads or hamburgers.
The origin of guacamole is associated with the Aztec tribe, who lived until the 16th century, when Latin America had not yet been settled by Spanish and other European colonialists. They made a dish exclusively from avocados. The puree was not only eaten but also used as a medicine.
The main component of this spicy sauce is very useful. Avocado contains a lot of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
- In 2013, the largest portion of guacamole was prepared, which weighed about 3 tons. The record is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
- There are over 400 varieties of avocados.
- The use of guacamole improves the immune system, speeds up the metabolism, and prevents the formation of cholesterol plaques. In addition, the use of this avocado-based sauce can reduce the risk of cancer.
How to take part
Be sure to try this sauce on National Guacamole Day if you haven’t already. Add it to your daily meals for a spicy twist.
Try making your own cold appetizer or visit a Mexican restaurant for the classic guacamole that so many Americans love.
When is National Guacamole Day celebrated in 2023?
National Guacamole Day is observed on September 16 each year.