Can you name at least one dish that can be associated with the whole generation? If you do, then it's probably Avocado toast because of the meme that millennials buy them, so they can't save money for houses.
Surprisingly, this plant hasn't gotten deserved attention until the XX century. However, they were cultivated in South America even before the Spanish colonization. According to the researchers, the motherland of Avocado is Puebla, a city in South Central Mexico. So as you can guess, Avocado, or the alligator pear, as it is often called due to its color and external texture, is fond of tropical climates. Avocados can be found in Latin America, Indonesia, Haiti, Mediterranean countries, Kenya, Hawaii, Florida, and California. Avocado is also grown in India, mainly in the Kodagu district (Southwest part of the country), mostly called 'butter fruit' due to its buttery texture.
One of the reasons why Avocado became famous is the popularity of Mexican cuisine; such a dish as guacamole is beloved worldwide. And if you have seen the Netflix show 'Queer Eye,' you noticed that almost every recommended recipe includes Avocado because it's tasty and healthy. It's a great source of nutrients since it has a lot of vitamins (E, C, B6), minerals, fiber, magnesium, folate, and healthy fats. It's even helpful in reducing heart-disease risks!