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The history of guacamole

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Did you know that guacamole has been around since before the 16th century?

It was first made by the Aztecs and its name comes from the Nahuatl word “āhuacamolli” — which means avocado sauce. Mashing together avocado with tomatoes and onions provided, and still provides, a DELICIOUS natural food with wonderful nutritional value to many dishes, or just on its own.

Guacamole was a big hit with Mesoamericans as well as the Spanish, who took the delicious recipe back to Spain and other parts of Europe. The Aztecs considered guacamole an effective aphrodisiac, too.

After the tasty mixture was shared around the world, many cooks tried different methods and spice additions to see how they could enhance the flavors. Asian food preparers tried garlic and cumin, and this successful recipe was shared via Europe, America, and the Columbian exchange. Now those spices are regularly added to many guacamole concoctions.

It has become a huge favorite all over, especially in America. It’s even one of the most heavily consumed snacks during every Super Bowl! Try the fantastic guacamole at El Chubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Aurora for a version you’re sure to enjoy.

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