Condiment of the Week – Guacamole

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Guacamole (Spanish: [wakaˈmole]; or[ɡwakaˈmole]; can informally be referred to as « guac » in North America is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.


Avocados were first cultivated in Central America, as early as 7,000 BC. The exact country and area of origin is still debated. From there, the avocado made its way north to Mexico, where the Aztecs turned the fruit into guacamole as early as the 1300s.

Aztecs made Guacamole dip by at least the 16th century. A Spanish-English pronunciation guide from 1900 lists guacamole as a « salad of alligator pear ».

Guacamole has pushed avocado sales in the US to 30 million pounds on two days a year: Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco…

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