We are well aware of the many nutritional benefits of avocados. However, here are some other interesting facts about avocados that you might not know:
It bruises easily and takes a long time to ripen, but turns bad very quickly. An average of 1M gallons of water is consumed to produce 100,000 pounds of avocados per acre.
Over 95% of Australian avocados are consumed domestically.
Each Australian household consumed 31.2% more avocados in 2022 than 2021.
To meet the growing demand for avocados, global production in 2020 grew to 8.06M tons, more than triple of what it was two decades ago.
During the pandemic, the fruit became even more popular as consumers turned more health-conscious.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, avocado exports from Australia have increased by a whopping 350%.
The crop's value has risen as consumers are more willing to pay high prices. Farmers in East Africa and Nigeria call the fruit the 'antidote to poverty' and cartels in Mexico even rob farmers of their crops.