Avocados from Peru, what are the nutrients and effects How to open and eat

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Avocado, also known as avocado, is a nutritionally rich fruit with a green or purple skin and a yellow-green flesh inside. It has a soft texture and a creamy flavor. Avocado is a traditional food in Central and South America and is now widely grown around the world.

Due to the El Nino weather, the export volume of Peruvian avocados this year is expected to be about 540,000 tons, a decrease of about 10% compared to 2023.

According to Peruvian media reports, the Scotiabank Economic Research Department pointed out in its Weekly Reprot that it is expected that the export value of Peruvian avocados in 2024 will be about US$970 million (approximately RMB 7 billion), which is the same as that in 2023 of US$964 million (approximately RMB 6.98 billion); the export volume is expected to be about 540,000 tons, a decrease of about 10% compared to 2023.

This year's production season will still be affected by the high temperature related to El Nino, resulting in a decrease in export volume, but as long as there is no heavy rain, the quality of avocados will not be affected. Therefore, the average export price is expected to reach $1.8 per kilogram (approximately RMB 13), which is 12% higher than $1.61 in 2023 (approximately RMB 11.6). The higher price will make up for some of the loss in output.

Scotiabank pointed out that according to data from the Peruvian Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters Association (ProHass), due to climatic factors, the supply in California, USA will also decrease by 20-30%. Avocado in Spain and Portugal will be affected by the lack of water supply, while the majority of Chile's output will be mainly supplied to the domestic market and will no longer be an important exporter. Colombia is expected to have a larger export volume, but its exports only account for about 3% of the global supply.

Peru is the world's second-largest exporter of avocados, accounting for about 20% of the total trade volume, second only to Mexico, which accounts for 36% of global exports.

  1. Effects and Functions of Avocado
  2. Rich in nutrients
    Avocado is rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Particularly, the fat content is as high as 25% or more, and most of it is unsaturated fatty acids, which helps to lower blood lipids and blood pressure and protects cardiovascular health. Each avocado contains nearly 20 kinds of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and is known as the "super guard of cells".
  3. Improve digestion
    The high fiber content in avocados helps promote intestinal peristalsis, enhance intestinal peristaltic ability, and improve constipation and other digestive problems.
  4. Protect your vision
    Various antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E in avocados can protect the eyes from free radical damage and prevent problems such as macular degeneration and eye fatigue.
  5. Beauty and skin care
    The components such as vitamin C and E in avocados can promote the synthesis of collagen, maintain the elasticity and moisture of the skin, delay skin aging, and also help to fade freckles and dark circles.

How to eat avocados
Most Chinese people prefer sweet, crisp, juicy fruits, while avocados with a buttery taste, less moisture, dull appearance, dry texture, and high prices were initially not popular in China.

"One of the hardest fruits I've ever seen." A netizen said on Sina Weibo. In the Chinese market, oranges from the United States, pineapples from Taiwan, and kiwifruits from New Zealand are imported fruits with better sales. However, there are still more and more news about avocados, and the trend is unstoppable. A WeChat Moments article "How to eat hip avocados in style?" once again whetted everyone's appetite.

The correct way to open an avocado:
First, use a knife to cut the avocado in half, with the depth reaching the pit; then insert the knife and fork into the pit, and turn it gently to pick it out; finally, use a spoon to gently rotate along the outside of the skin, and then use a knife to draw the shape you want. Do not peel when cutting, otherwise, your hands will be covered with flesh.

Sometimes I accidentally think I will eat a lot. After the avocados are cut open, they are easily oxidized and turn black, so if you only eat half at a time, do not take out the pit. Drizzle a little lemon juice on the pit and wrap it in plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator. Click here to get the avocado fresh-keeping method. Otherwise, it will look like this:

How to make avocados taste good?

I will share a few classic recipes with you~Please call me Lei Feng!

① Avocado egg potato chip salad

Avocado, egg, potato chips

Black pepper, nuts, salad dressing

② Avocado corn sausage shredded meat sushi

Avocado, egg, vinegar, shredded meat, cheese

Salt, sugar, carrot, corn sausage, nori, pepper

③ Avocado salmon cheese open sandwich

Toast, cheese, ham

Avocado, salmon, black pepper

There are also several other ways to eat:

  1. Eat it directly. Wash the avocado, peel and remove the core, cut it into small pieces, and eat it directly. Note to savor it carefully. The first time you eat it, you may not be used to it.
  2. Make a milkshake. Add appropriate milk or yogurt to the avocado, and add honey. Put it in a blender and mix it into a milkshake. This is the favorite of children and young people. Pick a ripe and soft avocado, cut it in half lengthwise, remove the core, use a small fork or spoon to scrape the flesh off the skin and crush it, add a spoonful of sugar and mix well, and eat it with a spoon.
  3. Dipped in mustard and soy sauce. Dip the relatively raw avocados in mustard and soy sauce, which is the favorite way of the Japanese. Take a green, under-ripe avocado, cut it in half lengthwise, remove the core, cut it in half again, use a small knife to peel it, cut the flesh into 0.5cm~1cm slices, and place it on a plate; prepare a small dish of light soy sauce, a little mustard. Dipped in food, the taste is similar to that of salmon and tuna belly.

To sum up, avocados are a nutritionally rich fruit that can help improve digestion, protect your eyesight, and enhance your beauty. However, people with allergic constitutions need to be cautious when eating, and unripe avocados should not be eaten.

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