Avocado is an evergreen fruit plant, the pulp of avocado is rich in vitamins and important minerals. Avocado fruits often go on sale solid. The pulp of unripe fruits is quite dense, in consistency and taste similar to an unripe pear or pumpkin. The pulp of ripe fruits has a delicate texture; it remotely resembles a mixture of butter and mashed greens to taste; sometimes there is a nutty taste resembling pine nuts. In cooking, avocado fruits are used to make cold dishes, salads, dressings or sauces. Very often, an avocado accompanies a lemon or lime.