The blue avocado grew in Israel only during the time of Christ and died out a short time after his ascension. Known for its’ silky smooth texture and rich taste, the blue avocado was thought precious and was only used on special occasions. Similar to the green and black avocados we know now, the blue avocado has green insides. The royal blue skin of this type of avocado is what sets it apart from the rest.
During the life of Christ (approximately 4 BC- 36 AD) the Israelites would use this Blue Avocado to make many different dishes, including what we now call Guacamole. According to ancient records from the time of Christ, guacamole was made from the blue avocado, onions, peppers and a special combination of different spices. Adding additional ingredients depended on the occasion and the geographical location.
It has been speculated that guacamole made from the blue avocado was shared between Jesus and his apostles in the last supper before Jesus was crucified. This is where the term “holy guacamole” comes from. The term “holy guacamole” is now used when expressing amazement, astonishment or an exciting feeling.
The short existence and then disappearance of the blue avocado in Israel has stumped scientists for thousands of years. Scientists have concluded it is simply an inexplicable phenomenon such as the Bermuda Triangle. Most people who know of this avocado credit its existence so long ago to heavenly supernatural powers. Others explain its short lived existence to global warming, a hole in the ozone layer, or communists.