Avocados

Overview

Chile has been growing commercial varieties of avocados for nearly 100 years, but avocado cultivation started increasing dramatically in the late 1980’s due to increasing demand from global markets.  Chile continues to grow other varieties that are marketed domestically, but most production has shifted to the Hass variety.  Over 99% of the avocados exported from Chile are Hass avocados. Chilean avocados are available from September through March.

Nutrition

One-third of a medium avocado (50g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice.

Good monounsaturated fats can be found naturally in olive oil, nuts and yes, you guessed it, avocados! In fact, Avocados are the only fruit with the good fats we need. Plus, they’re completely cholesterol free, sugar fee and sodium free. Just one serving of avocado a day provides 12% of the recommended daily fiber intake, and one third of an avocado contains 10% of the recommended daily intake of folate.

Nutrition Facts >

How to Select, Store and Handle Avocados

Gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand; ripe fruit will yield to pressure.

To ripen, place the avocados in a brown paper bag with a banana for approximately two days to speed things up.

The Hass avocado will turn dark green or black as it ripens.

Ripe avocados can be stored uncut in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 days; to store cut fruit, brush or sprinkle with lemon or lime juice and place in an air-tight container.

TRADE

Merchandising

  • Market on health! Avocados present a unique nutritional package that is unmatched in any other fruit, so communicate that to shoppers.
  • Display avocados that are at different stages of ripeness.
  • Identify ripe avocados with “ripe” or “ready to eat” point of sale materials; rotate displays, placing ripe avocados on top and removing those that are overripe.
  • Cross-merchandise with complementary items in displays to encourage impulse purchases.

Availability Chart

 

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Latin America 13%
  • Europe 70%
  • North America 13%
  • Far East 6%
View Exporters

Agrícola Roberto Valenzuela E.I.R.L
info@agrovalenz.cl
+(56) 33 2272686
www.agrovalenz.cl

Agrocomercial Quillota S.A.
chargous@propal.cl
+(56) 332297400
www.propal.cl

Baika


Compañía Frutera del Norte S.A.
jpizarro@agricolaelcarmen.com
+(56) 512471300
www.agricolaelcarmen.com

Corpora Agrícola S.A.
mhargous@corporafruit.com
+(56) 342498800
www.corporafruit.com

Del Monte Fresh Produce (Chile) S.A.
epino@freshdelmonte.com
+(56) 223614600
www.freshdelmonte.com

Exportadora Frutam Ltda.
jprieto@frutam.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.frutam.cl

Exportadora Geofrut Ltda.
cecheverria@geofrut.cl
+(56) 227280460
www.geofrut.cl

Exportadora Green Valley Ltda.
lmarchant@gls.cl
+(56) 224994400
www.gls.cl

Exportadora Prize Ltda.
agh@prize.cl
+(56) 722584880
www.prize.cl

Exportadora San Clemente S.A.
fhughes@sclem.cl
+(56) 223223000
www.sclem.cl

Exportadora Santa Cruz S.A.
jcm@santacruzsa.cl
+(56) 227512800
www.santacruzsa.cl

Exportadora Subsole S.A
jfernandez@subsole.com
+(56) 229406400
www.subsole.com

Exportadora Unifrutti Traders Ltda.
mrufin@unifrutti.com
+(56) 226362200
www.unifrutti.com

Exportadora y Servicios El Parque Ltda.
sbulnes@exportadoraelparque.cl
+(56) 222077681
www.exportadoraelparque.cl

Jorge Schmidt Y Cia Ltda
gbartolini@gls.cl
+(56) 2 24994490
www.gls.cl

Vertical Fruit Limitada
jborquez@verticalf.com
+(56) 227976002
www.verticalf.com

Sociedad Agrícola La Cascada Ltda.
esteban.plaza@agricolalacascada.cl
+(56) 223694603
www.agricolalacascada.cl

Sociedad Agrícola La Rosa Sofruco S.A.
fjrencoret@sofruco.cl
+(56) 226700600
www.sofruco.cl

Sociedad Agrícola y Comercial Ltda. AGRICOM
fmira@agricom.cl
+(56) 224313200
www.agricom.cl

Tamboex SPA
calvoba@gmail.com
+(56) 2 28621750

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