How do you take your toast, with avocado or heaps of avocado?
Agricultural farms in northern Peru were recently highlighted by the BBC for supplying the UK with a large portion of the creamy fruit. In fact, the lush fields were referred to as an “avocado paradise.”
The nutritious tree fruit, cultivated extensively in northern Peru, has become an international craze in the last few years. In fact, according to a video report recently published by the BBC, demand for avocados is at an all-time high in the United Kingdom.
Video footage from the news source takes viewers to large fields located near the city of Trujillo, where sustainable and eco-friendly practices combat the environmental footprint normally left by avocados. Though this area is naturally a desert, one agribusiness (which remains unnamed in the video) has managed to turn it into an “avocado paradise,” as noted in video.
Peru, one of the leading avocado exporters in the world, is expected to export around 290,000 tons of avocados in 2019. But purchasing this popular fruit comes at a price—and that price is only expected to increase as international supply fails to meet growing demand.
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