Mexico opened the Chinese market for avocados and Beijing today buys 30,000 tons of this fruit

The fruit crocodile or fruit butter, as it is also known in China, is recently introduced in this country, where a few years ago it cost up to seven dollars a kilogram.

The burgeoning Chinese middle class, with its tendency towards healthy food, has become an avid consumer of avocados, many from Latin American orchards.

The fruit crocodile or fruit butter, as it is also known in China, is recently introduced in this country, where a few years ago it cost up to seven dollars a kilogram.

However, now it can be found in little more than two dollars, thanks to its growing consumption, which has made the volume of its imports in 2017 of 30,000 tons.

If a date of arrival of the avocado to China is sought, it can be found in 2005, when the Asian nation opened its borders to the Mexican exports of the fruit, although until 2016 the firing was perceived in its consumption.

In 2014, Chile joined Mexico as a seller of the fruit and Peru in 2015 thanks to free trade agreements, which led to a drop in the price.

But not only the fall in price influenced the growing acceptance of avocado, but also its nutritional properties that attract the Chinese middle class, in particular, its young segment, which like in other parts of the world, likes to take care of their health.

In Chinese supermarkets you can see posters advertising the avocado as a blood pressure reducer, for the prevention of wrinkles and cancer.

The avocado and enters the world trend and China shares, a healthy lifestyle, in which natural fruit juices displace carbonated drinks, while walnut or oats and many grains are added to recipes kitchen.

Even global fast food chains in China are adding to this trend by adding avocado slices to their chicken burgers or Chinese versions of tacos, including selling avocado mousse and a large number of recipes that include it for their nutritional properties. .

Social networks have not been exempt from the seduction of this fruit, and Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, shows multiple photos of dishes that include it, because for many Chinese, the avocado has also been everything, “photogenic”.

Source: El Economista

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