People are just realising naughty meaning behind avocados – and some are put off

Mexican food is certainly one of the most popular cuisines out there.

Whether it's tacos, enchiladas or burritos, it won't be a surprise if an avocado (or two) winds up on your plate.

Avocados aren't just delicious, but come with so many health benefits, from managing weight to protecting the heart.

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Now if you're a huge fan of the green stuff, you'll be surprised to learn where the name actually comes from.

It might come as a shock to many people as it's a little bit naughty.

So do you know the origin of its name?

For starters, you might look at avocados in a different way after learning the truth.

That's because the food is named after reproductive organs.

People of Mexico and Central America used the Nahuatl word āhuacatl to mean both "testicles" and "avocado".

The fruits were originally marketed as "alligator pears" in the US, until the current name stuck.

Its name also refers to the shape of the food and led some to believe it increases fertility.

Many Twitter users were only just learning the fact for the first time and had all kinds of things to say.

One wrote: "Avocado will not be the same again if you know the word is taken from an Aztec word which translates to testicles."

Another added: "Well the root word for avocado is testicles. I'd rather eat fresh green lawyers than testes I guess."

A third commented: "Avocados are derived from the aztec word for testicles… never again."

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Avocados are native to the Western Hemisphere from Mexico south to the Andean regions.

They're widely grown in warm climates but are popular across the entire globe.

There have been studies to show monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are associated with promoting fertility.

A great source of MUFAs, avocados also contain vitamin A, potassium and other nutrients for reproductive health.

It even contains a high concentration of vitamin E, known to stabilise and protect cells from oxidative damage.

So if that isn't enough reason to get you to eat more avocados, we don't know what is…

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