The write-ups above make me wonder
if anyone of them has ever seen a whole, unpeeled, avocado.
The term "alligator pear" comes from the simple fact that the avocado is shaped like a pear, and it's skin
has a visual resemblance to that of an alligator.
Avocados have a tough outer skin, soft flesh and a large pit (or "stone"). The flesh
of the avocado is very rich and high in fat
. It's flavor is unique
, and I have difficulty comparing it to something else.
The flesh is very smooth with a velvety texture
, this makes it a popular ingredient in rolled sushi
), dips and as a condiment on sandwiches
Yes, some avocados are smoothed skinned, but still have a somewhat mottled color (shades ranging from yellow to green) still resembling that of a alligator.