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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Southern African Avocado Alligator Pear Smoothie Recipe

Southern African Avocado Alligator Pear Smoothie Recipe

Southern African avocado or Alligator Pear in English recipe is a ripe mashed avocado is mixed with milk and sugar to create a creamy smoothie recipe.



Avocados are grown in the tropics on both sides of the equator and in subtropical regions of Africa. Common names are Zavoka in Madagascar, Alligator Pear in English, Avokado in Afrikaans and Ukwatapheya in Zulu.

African countries Madagascar, Mauritius, tropical Africa, South Africa, and Egypt produce 9% of the world’s avocados. Avocados were introduced to Mauritius in 1780, in South Africa, Dr. Hans initiated the first avocado orchards at Westfalia Estate in 1933.

South African avocado recipe with ripe mashed avocado mixed with milk and sugar create a creamy yummy smoothie recipe.

African countries Madagascar, Mauritius, tropical Africa, South Africa, and Egypt produce 9% of the world’s avocados.
Ripe Avocado.

Southern African Avocado Alligator Pear Smoothie Recipe.

Ingredients
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 cup whole milk
Sugar to taste
½ cup crushed ice


Directions
Combine the avocado, milk, sugar, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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