avocados

Westfalia Fruit sends Colombian avocados to Japan

Westfalia Fruit sends Colombian avocados to Japan

Published on Mar 18th, 2020

After years of hard work, a container carrying 16 tonnes of quality Colombian Hass avocados has been exported from Westfalia Fruit Colombia (WFC) to Yokohama, Japan. This is the first time that WFC has shipped avocados to the country.

“Colombia’s avocados are in such good condition that WFC is confident shipping avocados to markets that require longer transit times – including Japan, Russia and the Middle East,” says WFC General Manager, and newly elected Vice Chairperson of the Colombian Avocado Board, Pedro Aguilar.

Spain’s avocado farmers advised to choose organic

Spain’s avocado farmers advised to choose organic

Published on Jan 09th, 2020

Following Spain’s avocado boom, the sector is experiencing issues which were previously encountered with other products, such as persimmon, pomegranate, and almond. The fruit’s profitability has led to a shortage of seedlings and rocketing prices. Sudden growth can be followed by saturation and price slumps. This is why agronomist with the Ministry of Agriculture, Tomás Faulí, advised producers at a recent event in Valencia to develop organic avocado to clearly differentiate the market. 

Chinese take delivery of first Colombian avocados

Avocado thieves strike Malaga’s producers

China’s retail sales of avocados up 72%

Spanish avocado export volumes rise as prices tumble

Spanish avocado export volumes rise as prices tumble

Published on Oct 17th, 2019

 

Spanish avocado exports were up again this year, rising 6% from the previous campaign. However, the lower sale price meant the value of the exports was actually 1% lower than in 2017/18, at about €225 million. The EU is the main market for the avocados grown in Andalusia, receiving 94% of the total export volume. The main destinations are France (35%), the Netherlands (14%), Germany (13%) and the UK (10%).

Mission Produce expands the distribution of Minis and Emeralds in the Rough lines of avocado

Mission Produce expands the distribution of Minis and Emeralds in the Rough lines of avocado

Published on Oct 07th, 2019

Mission Produce, the world leader in Hass avocado producing, marketing and distributing, has expanded the sales of their avocado lines, Minis and Emeralds in the Rough. “Our concept was to sell the whole tree, reduce waste and be more sustainable,” explains Roberto Rodriguez, export sales manager. “Rough outside, just as flavourful on the inside” – that is the idea we want to convey to our customers. Consumers used to have negative perception of imperfect produces, and we were selling grade 2 avocados to Horeca sector.

25% drop in South Africa’s avocado production

Does eating avocado have health benefits? 20 research papers examined

Does eating avocado have health benefits? 20 research papers examined

Published on Feb 28th, 2019

Smooth creamy guacamole, crescent shaped segments of avocado in a delicious green salad, St Patrick’s day coloured smoothies – what’s not to love about avocado?

Some foodies claim that avocados are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins, fibre and protein which help with diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia and arthritis (and lots more).

Does avocado actually have any health benefits or does it just taste good?

What So Good About Avocado?

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