In Kenya, we mostly grow and eat avocados as a fruit. Rarely do we hear people talk about using it to produce oil. It’s no secret that avocados have very high oil content. The flesh of an avocado can have as much as 30% oil. The skin and the seed don’t contain as much oil.
Avocado oil is obtained from the fruit of the pulp of the avocado. In itself that sounds very straightforward but there are different types of avocado oils that are differentiated not by the type of avocado that’s used, but by the process that’s used to extract the oil. There are two main types of oils you can extract from avocados: refined and extra-virgin oil.(read more)
Avocado is a universal fruit that thrives in subtropical climes and the temperate belt of the world. The latitudinal demarcations for the major varieties are between 45 “N and 60” S. This includes most of Pacific America, South-east Asia and continental Africa where Africa avocados find their way to diverse global markets for different purposes.
Mt Kenya Avocado Farms ( http://www.mtkenyaavocadofarms.com ), a leading Fresh Avocados Exporter based in Kenya seeks to fill the position of a Fresh Produce Business Development Specialist.
Mt Kenya Fresh Avocados are grown under the equator sun on the lush green slopes of Mt. Kenya under stringent Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Fuerte variety, popularly known as the “green skin”, is produced for most of the year.
Hass variety on the other hand is planted mainly between 1800m and 2200m and its season runs from June to September.
“Helping propel avocados to high status in the produce aisle is consumers’ efforts to eat “healthy fats.” Avocados contain mono- and polyunsaturated fats, otherwise known as “good fats” because they help reduce “bad” cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease. They also are a “nutrient booster,” helping the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients, like alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, when consumed with food sources at the same time…