Ripe for Global Domination: The Story of the Avocado by Gastropodcast published on 2018-05-07T21:28:00Z Avocados are on a roll. More precisely, they're on toast—a lot of toast. Last summer, British Vogue reported that more than three million new photos of avocado toast are uploaded to Instagram every day. But how did the humble fruit originally named for testicles get from its Mexican forest home to a tattoo on the upper arm of Miley Cyrus? This episode, we unravel the avocado's amazing journey, a story that involves not only conquistadors and cartel violence, but also a Southern California postman and actress Angie Dickinson lounging in a white leotard. And we discover where the avocado is headed next—a place where it's known as the butter fruit, and often consumed in shake form. Listen in now for all this creamy green goodness and more.