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Avocados From Mexico is proud to provide chefs with a wide variety of research findings and multimedia demonstrations that allow you to incorporate avocados into your menus in fresh ways. Discover an unlimited supply of new ideas and techniques to please your guests’ palates with our delicious and healthy fruit.

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Like we said before, we’re here to supply you with all the information you’ll need when our Avocados From Mexico arrive to you.

  • AM I RIPE OR AM I RIPE?

    Place the avocado in the palm of your hand. Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure, you know it’s ripe and ready to eat. If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure, it is considered still “firm” and will be ripe in a couple of days. If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch, it may be very ripe to overripe.

  • BRUISING

    When an avocado has been dropped or handled harshly, the inside and outside take on a brownish look and become bruised.

  • BROWN AVOCADOS

    When you cut an avocado, the flesh is exposed to oxygen. As the flesh oxidizes, it will start to brown as well. If your avocado is slightly browned, you can still eat it, but the flavor may be more bitter than that of a fresh avocado

  • WHEN TO DISPOSE

    If your avocado’s flesh has become very dark or the flesh has become stringy, you should avoid eating it, particularly if there is any sign of mold. Avocados have high fat content, so they oxidize and become rancid very quickly at room temperature and will need to be thrown away.

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STAGES OF RIPENESS

  • Hard

    Very hard fruit, usually lighter green in color. Ready to eat in 3 to 4 days if held at room temperature.

  • PRE-CONDITIONED

    Ready to eat in about 3 days if held at room temperature

  • BREAKING

    Slight give to the fruit. Ready to eat in 1 to 2 days if held at room temperature.

  • FIRM RIPE

    Yields to gentle pressure. Ready to eat now or can be stored in refrigerator for up to one week.

  • RIPE

    Easily yields to gentle pressure and good for all uses.

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AVOCADO YIELD CALCULATOR

CALCULATE HOW MUCH YIELD OF FRUIT YOU NEED

Need to whip up a batch of guac for a party of 200? Figure out how many Avocados From Mexico you’ll need with our handy Avo Calculator. Simply enter the number of pounds your bulk recipe calls for, and it’ll tell you how many avocados to order depending on their size. Say goodbye to guesswork!

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FOOD SAFETY

APEAM, Avocado Producer and Exporting Packers Association of Mexico, is dedicated to adopting rigorous world-class industry standards to ensure the production of avocados with unsurpassed taste, food safety, and quality. Producers are continuously developing good farming practice programs in their orchards by participating in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to avoid potential fruit contamination. To preserve the superior quality of our product, packers are enrolled in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) programs, which have yielded ample acceptance into various markets throughout the world.

Additionally, The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food (SAGARPA) has started a program to allow avocado growers to certify in Systems Contamination Risk Reduction, Training Good Handling, and Use of Agrochemicals, in order to support their efforts to export smoothly. The National Service of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) reported that this new certification helps to ensure the country of destination that the Mexican avocado export meets all the necessary safety requirements for trading.

Avocado producers in Mexico have diligently followed a meticulous phytosanitary control program to comply with general and specific international agreements made with countries that purchase farm and livestock products from Mexico. This has given our producers a place in the international market without agricultural threats to buyer countries.

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avocados from mexico AVAILABLE YEAR Round

24/7/365 – Always In Season

When you think Avocados From Mexico, think uninterrupted supply. AFM can give you access to shipments EVERY season because FRESH is in our favor. There are few places on earth where avocados grow all year long, and one place is Mexico. To understand our roots, one must understand that Mexico is where the avocado tree originated more than 10,000 years ago. 5 avocado orchards of central western Mexico are some of the world’s oldest and most productive. In the state of Michoacan, you can find over 30,000 orchards and a blooming season that lasts the ENTIRE YEAR, making it the only place on earth where avocados can bloom four times a year.

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YEAR ROUND AVAILABILITY OF AVOCADOS (PEAK PERIODS)

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WHAT MAKES AFM UNIQUE

To this day, Mexico is the world leader in both production and consumption of avocados because FRESH is what makes our avocados the BEST option.

– CHEF MARK GARCIA