Guacamole from Mexico Fuels Surge of Avocado Imports

Hoy F. Carman

from ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2020

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Abstract

This article looks at factors associated with recent rapid growth in demand for processed avocados, including adaptation and adoption of High-Pressure Processing technology. California producer- and importer-funded research and promotion programs have changed avocados’ image to that of a healthy super-food. Expanded imports from Mexico have improved year-round availability of fresh and processed products, and guacamole’s popularity.

Keywords

Processed avocados, high-pressure processing, demand, real prices

Citation

Hoy F. Carman. 2020. "Guacamole from Mexico Fuels Surge of Avocado Imports." ARE Update 24(2): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1607970056/19926/