Avocado the High Maintenance “Green Gold”

24 Apr

low carb for life

When I first sampled an avocado I was not impressed, to put it mildly. The texture and colour of a bar of neglected and soggy bathroom soap and a flavour reminiscent of poor quality brie combined with grass clippings. But that didn’t stop me from persevering, because I had discovered the massive health benefits of this “green gold” and now I have learned to enjoy a dose of avocado on an almost daily basis.

But there are some worrying climate and social issues I have been wrestling with when it comes to the growing and distribution of avocados. Demand for them in Europe is increasing 30% each year and there are now restaurants that put them at the center of every dish they serve.

Avocado growing and export is an important pillar of the Chilean economy but avocados require massive amounts of water to grow and in Chile their constitution…

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Posted by on April 24, 2019 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Avocado the High Maintenance “Green Gold”

  1. vallance22

    April 25, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Unfortunately, I do not like avocados, because they are too mushy. And I do not like mushy fruits and veggies.


    • ritaroberts

      April 25, 2019 at 11:42 am

      I am not too keen myself but after reading this post and the health benefits. they give I will certainly give it a go.


  2. frederick anderson

    May 2, 2019 at 5:38 am

    I wonder, if the question were more widely asked, just how many self-professed avocado ‘lovers’ would come out of the closet and admit they are likewise unimpressed? We tend to lap up these good health messages to compensate for our other sins, don’t we? And yes, I hate the things, but they sneak into my smoothies, once in a while…

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