24/07/2020 - Blog

The Superpowers of Avocado

Benefits of this Super Fruit

Since the beginning of the superfoods’ trend, avocado has had a considerable reputation: it is used in vegetarian and vegan diets, in low carbs and clean eating.
Avocado is a fruit that contributes to your inner and outer beauty.

Avocado calories and nutrients

Actually, this superpower fruit is full of fatty acids, so we might think it’s very fat.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one serving (one-fifth of an avocado, approximately 40 grams) contains:

  • 64 calories
  • almost 6 grams of fat
  • 3.4 grams of carbohydrate
  • less than a gram of sugar
  • almost 3 grams of fiber

Although there is a high fat content in avocado, it is precisely the fats it contains that promote the reduction of body weight as they provide an almost immediate feeling of satiety and in addition maintain a low level of insulin in the body. This way the fat is burned much more effectively.

Furthermore, avocado is a protein-rich fruit perfect for athletes to maintain physical fitness in moments of intense activity.
It also provides nearly 20 vitamins, especially B6 – which keeps blood glucose levels balanced, vitamins C and E.

Peruvian Origin of Avocados

Peru is now the leading supplier of avocados to Europe and the second largest supplier to Asia and the United States. Some of the main varieties sold internationally are the Hass and Ettinger avocados.
The avocado production in Peru encompasses thousands of hectares in the central and western areas of the country. The proximity to the Equator creates the perfect temperature range for growing avocado all year round, and the sandy and rich Peruvian soil contributes to producing one of the best avocados in the world.

Quality Starts In Our Fields

In the optimal peruvian climate conditions, Virú grows more than 1700 hectares of avocado which are gently harvested by hand when they are ripe to perfection.
Our total quality management system ensures the quality, safety and traceability of each avocado, in order to bring to the market only premium fruits.

Enjoy the quality, freshness and exceptional flavour of our harvest! Discover the our Fresh Product Line!