Guacamole from Mexico Fuels Surge of Avocado Imports
Hoy F. Carman
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.
Processed avocados, high-pressure processing, demand, real prices
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.