Avocados provide a substantial amount of monounsaturated fatty acids

Avocados are a source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium.

Avocados contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals present in eye tissue.

Avocados are high in fiber, containing approximately 6–7 g per half fruit.

Eating foods with natural fiber can help prevent constipation, maintain digestive tract health, and lower the risk of colon cancer.

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Hass Avocado

In Peru, the Hass avocado is mainly grown in the regions of La Libertad, Lambayeque, Ancash, Cusco, Apurimac and Huancavelica. “It is a crop that can be easily managed by small farmers, as is mainly the case in the mountains, or by medium or large companies, as is mainly the case on the coast,”

Exported from Peru

In 2021, Peru’s avocado exports should reach 450,000 tons. That’s ten percent more than last year. In 2020, 30% more avocado were exported than the previous year, reaching a record 410,463 tons

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From Peru

Peru’s avocado crop for the 2021 calendar year is estimated at 560,000 tons. Peru grows mainly two types of avocados. Hass, of which 95% are intended for export. And Fuerte, mostly for local consumption. The total cultivation area is around 35,000 hectares. Of this, 27,000 ha are certified for export. The average expected yield per hectare is 14 to 17 tonnes. The La Libertad and Lima regions account for more than 40% of the country’s total avocado farming.

Monumental Flavours

There’s something really special about the monumental flavors of avocados from Peru that makes them so delicious so many different ways. Try a fresh, nutritious avocado for breakfast, or the perfect light lunch.

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