When is avocado season in the Philippines

The avocado - interesting facts about origin and season

The place of the avocado in the seasonal fruit calendar

The avocado season starts in August with fruits from Mexico; Israel and Spain deliver from September / October to May. South Africa and Kenya fill the summer slump as early as March, but the autumn fruits are more flavorful. The avocado can be found on the shelves of wholesalers and retailers in all seasons.

What's inside: Ingredients of the avocado

Avocados are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and high in fat. They also contain many vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C), iron, folic acid, ß-carotene, potassium and fluoride.

Regarding the origin: the avocado likes it warm

The fruit has been used in tropical and subtropical Central America for around 10,000 years. The Spaniards brought it to the Caribbean, Chile and Madeira, until it spread to Africa and Madagascar, Malaysia and the Philippines in the course of the 19th century. The avocado has only been grown around the Mediterranean since the beginning of the 20th century.

Botany - a little botany of the avocado tree

The avocado (Persea americana MILL., Also Persea gratissima) belongs to the laurel family (Lauraceae). The avocado tree is evergreen and fast-growing and grows in warm areas that tend to be drier. The dark green leaves are up to 45 centimeters long. The small yellow-greenish flowers are in terminal or lateral inflorescences. After about four years, the tree begins to bear fruit.

The avocado at Bivano - storage and packaging

As an imported fruit, the avocado requires special care: The Bivano organic logistics center ensures that the organic avocados are properly ripened in special ripening chambers, and stored and packaged.

Tips, tricks or things to know:

If half of the avocado is not eaten right away, the kernel should stay in that half: it contains special enzymes that keep the rest of the avocado fresh.

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