One of the healthiest fruits is often used as a dip for tortillas. Avocados frequently end up as guacamole. Avocados are rich in potassium, Vitamins B, E and K. Due to a combination of specific aliphatic acetogenins, avocado is even under preliminary research for potential anti-cancer activity. The Aztecs considered the avocado as an aphrodisiac; the word ‘avocado’ comes from a Nahuatl Indian (Aztec) word “ahuácatl” meaning testicle tree.
It is very well possible to have an avocado tree as a house plant. It’s relatively easy to grow and is low in maintenance. But for your daily portion of instant health it’s much easier to buy them in the supermarket. But where do avocados grow? What are the top 10 avocado producing countries in metric tonnes (MT) or 1,000 kilo’s? Here’s a quick list of avocado production per country!
Top 10 avocado producing countries
- Brasil – 156.699 MT
- Chile – 160.000 MT
- Rwanda – 161.519 MT
- United States – 179.124 MT
- Kenya – 218.692 MT
- Colombia – 288.739 MT
- Indonesia – 307.326 MT
- Peru – 349.317 MT
- Dominican Republic – 428.301 MT
- Mexico – 1.520.695 MT
And the country with the lowest documented avocado production? France, with just 4 metric tonnes per year. Zut alors.
Source: FAO data 2014