Nothing compliments Pelau more than a nice slice of avocado, and if you have a tree in your yard then you are what we avocado lovers call “truly blessed”. The Avocado tree is an evergreen tree and can grow anywhere from 40 to 80 feet. This tree produces the avocado fruit (yes avocado is fruit), which is pear-shaped, with a green-yellow colour when ripe. Now there are other types of avocados the turn reddish-purple, purple or even blackish in colour when they are ripe however, the green-yellow colour is the most popular here in the Trinidad and Tobago. The flesh of this delicious fruit is yellow and the texture is like butter, yum. In the middle of the flesh is one large seed, which can be used to plant more trees or can be left in the center of a cut avocado to prevent the remainder from turning brown. If you make guacamole you can also use the seed trick to keep it from turning brown; just place the seed in the center of your guacamole and stop it from browning before the party starts. The avocado fruit is actually quite nutritious, it contains potassium, even more than banana and can lower your cholesterol, now tell me this tree isn’t best.