Just what is it that makes Avocados from Peru so special? In a word, it’s Peru.
Our avocados are raised in the totally unique environment of our coastal plains and mountain valleys, cradled between the Pacific Ocean and the mighty Andes mountains. Because Peru is so close to the Equator our orchards enjoy long sunny days, moderate rain and consistently mild temperatures without risk of harmful freezes. The rich, sandy soil is irrigated by the fresh, pure mountain water.
Truly, this is heaven on earth for avocados.
Combine this one-of-a-kind environment with an agricultural heritage literally thousands of years old and the world’s most advanced agricultural practices and you can easily understand why avocados from Peru are the world’s standard.
A nutritious superfood, Avocados from Peru are great in summer salads, burgers on the grill or all by themselves.
This naturally nutrient dense fruit provides nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with relatively few calories. They are sodium and cholesterol free and they contain the same good fats as nuts and olive oil. In fact, Avocados from Peru are even a great first food for babies! And since creamy, delicious avocados are so satisfying to eat, they’ll fill you up but they won’t slow you down.
Did you know that Avocados are virtually the only fruit that contain monounsaturated fats which can contribute to a heart healthy diet?
GREAT FOR YOUR EYES
An ounce of Avocado contains 81 micrograms of lutein; lutein can help protect against cataracts and macular degeneration.
Chef Martin Morales is the founder of the popular Peruvian restaurants Ceviche and Andina in London. In this video he shows us how to make a delicious salad with Avocados from Peru.WATCH THE VIDEO
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From the cloudy peaks of the mighty Andes to the roaring surf of the Pacific, Peru is a rich blend of the old and the new.
Our land was home to the oldest culture in the Americas. Peru’s ethnically diverse population has created a modern culture rich in flavor and texture. Our art, music and literature are unique and special. And the cuisine of Peru, a fusion of Spanish, African, Chinese, Japanese and native Peruvian, is now beginning to achieve its rightful place in world culinary circles. In fact, in 2012, Frommer’s chose our capitol, Lima, as its Top Food and Drink destination. This wonderfully complex country and culture is the source of Avocados from Peru.
Heaven On Earth For Avocados
Peru is blessed with nearly perfect growing conditions for avocado cultivation. Our orchards thrive in the sandy soil of our coastal and mountain valley growing regions. They get plenty of sun, limited rainfall and pure water from the Andes. The mountains and the Pacific Ocean protect the trees from harsh weather. Most people think this unique combination of land and weather is responsible for the monumental flavor of Avocados from Peru.
“Peru is the home of 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Machu Picchu”
Exploring our centuries of cultural heritage should provide reason enough to visit Peru. But you can also enjoy world class skiing (in the height of your summer) and the scenic beauty of our mountains and coastline. You’ll find modern cities with world class cuisine, shopping and active nightlife. And you’ll meet our welcoming people, descendants of one of the world’s oldest cultures and current residents of one of its newest.
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