Cinco de Mayo: Six fun facts about the Fifth of May

2. Food!

Hass Avocado Board
1001 uses for avocado on Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo merits the consumption of lots of Mexican food – and avocados rise to the top because you need them for guacamole, a popular food staple. Americans on this holiday alone are expected to consume more than 70 million pounds of avocados, according to the California Avocado Commission.

So get your avocados, mash them to a pulp and mix in onion, tomato, hot peppers and whatever else you like. Break out the corn chips and you’re set for Cinco.

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