January 12th, 2016

// Avocados From Mexico provide Canadians with a fresh start to 2016

Canada’s favourite fruit is ripe for making delicious recipes 
and beauty applicationsStarting 2016 off on the right fork is easy with delicious and nutritious Avocados From Mexico. A smooth and savory superfood, Avocados From Mexico make up 80 per cent of the avocados consumed in Canada, and offer a range of ways to be prepared, devoured and applied.

Often mistaken for a vegetable, avocados are in fact a fruit (they have a seed). Avocados From Mexico have all the right fats in all the right places. The good oil fats in avocados – monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat – aid the body in absorbing nutrients from other foods and help to lower cholesterol. Nicknamed “green gold”avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and are suitable for many diet restrictions and eating plans. Avocados have zero-cholesterol, and are gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Using a specialized growing technique, with hand craft trees combined from the branches of the Patron avocado plant and the roots of the Criollo avocado plant in Mexico’s Michoacan region, Avocados From Mexico are grown year-round and are always in season.

Tasty in much more than guacamole, and suitable for enjoying during breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack-time (making it the most versatile food yet), avocados can be used in hundreds of recipes including Mac n’ Cheese avocado nuggetsavocado berry smoothies, ceviche stuffed avocados, Mexican avocado rainbow towers, avocado, kale and quinoa salad and avocado cheesecake, to name a few.

From L to R: Mexican avocado rainbow towers, avocado berry smoothie and ceviche stuffed avocado

Avocados are also a cost-effective staple for DIY beauty treatments. As an all-natural moisturizer that can rejuvenate and soften skin and hair, avocados contain four per cent of the daily value of vitamin E (an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by free radicals which are believed to play a role in aging). Avocados can be used to make hydrating face masksremedies for frizzy hair, dark circle and puffy eye correctors and are a natural salve for dry hands!

Treatment using avocado for dry hands
Canadians love Avocados From Mexico

  • 80 per cent of avocados imported to Canada are from Mexico
  • 55,000 tons of avocados were shipped from Mexico to Canada in 2014 and 2015
  • There has been a 27 per cent increase in Avocados From Mexico imports to Canada in the last two years
  • 250 million avocados are consumed by Canadians each year
  • Canada is the second biggest importer of Mexican avocados

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