The five leading African avocado exporters are South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon growing five avocado varieties, Hass, Fuerte, Edranol, Rayan and Nabal. The single most important market for African avocados is the European Union country of France.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 medium avocados, peeled and cubed
1 package spring mix salad greens
5 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Drizzle lemon juice over avocados. In a serving bowl, combine salad greens, tomatoes, onion, walnuts, and avocados. Toss and serve with your favorite dressing or the juice of one lemon.
They are a fruit, in fact, berries.
Have the highest protein and oil content of any fruit and the fat they contain is mainly unsaturated.
Nutritionists say avocados can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels when eaten in place of foods high in saturated fat.
Mexico produces more avocados than any other country - accounting for 45% of the global market. Kenya is Africa's largest producer.
The US is the biggest importer of avocados, followed by the Netherlands.
Did you know?
Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, avocado, seeds, whole grains, and many other fruits and vegetables.
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