Known by the Aztecs as "the fertility vegetable", for years avocados had a long-standing stigma as a sexual stimulant & were not purchased or consumed by any person wishing to preserve a chaste image. However, after lengthy PR campaigns to debunk its unsavory reputation, today American football fans buy 53 million pounds of Hass avocados for Super Bowl Sunday. Second only to Cinco de Mayo as the day of the year the most guacamole is consumed.

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