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A Global Grab for Avocados

Touch the Soil News #462 (feature photo – CC4.0) High in healthy fats and rich in B vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium and healthy carotenoids, the avocado is taking a higher profile in global diets. Avocados are grown in Florida and mostly in California (90%). Avocados require frequent deep watering where water is a premium, making them expensive as California water, labor and land are all expensive. The U.S. imports almost as many avocados from Mexico as it produces here at home. A few years back Mexico, the world’s largest producer of avocados (produces 8 times more than the U.S.), introduced China to avocados. The Chinese are getting it…

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