Avocado (Persea americana), has been present in the Mediterranean diet since long time ago, where they share prominence with other herbs as rosemary, parsley, sage, garlic and oregano, among many others, and let's not forget olive oil, an integral part of the mediterranean diet too.
Avocados are also part of salads, where most of the times olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fats, is also present. Now, a study presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and carried out by the Hardvard School of Public Health, says the combination of both increases the chances to get pregnant of those would-be mothers undergoing an In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment. In fact, the study, performed among 147 women undergoing IVF treatment, refers to sources rich in monounsaturated fats, as avocados, nuts and olive oil. Image: Persea americana by Olle Svensson under Creative Commons License (CC BY 2.0).
Common name: Avocado, Avocado pear, Alligator pear, Butter pear, Trapp avocado, West-indian avocado .