Known as green gold, avocado is an essential contributor to the economies of many countries worldwide. The global avocado market will reach US$21.6 billion in 2022 and US$29 billion in 2028.
Boston, MA (Merxwire) - The quadrennial World Avocado Congress will be held in New Zealand from April 2nd to 5th this year. How much does the world love avocados? From avocado toast to guacamole, this versatile fruit has become a staple in many diets worldwide. However, its influence is not limited to our taste buds; avocado is also an essential player in the global economy and profoundly influences many countries.
In recent years, everyone's love for avocados has been increasing, and global consumption has grown steadily. According to the International Trade Center (ITC), global avocado consumption has increased from 4.5 million tons in 2010 to 7.2 million tons in 2020. In 2022, the value of the worldwide avocado market will be as high as 21.6 billion US dollars. This growth can be attributed to people's emphasis on health. Avocados are low in calories and provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that are rich in nutrients, and the demand is increasing.
Americans love avocados very much. As the world's largest avocado consumer, its consumption in 2020 will be 2.8 million tons, accounting for nearly 40% of global consumption. In addition, data show that the per capita avocado consumption in the United States has grown steadily in the past ten years, from 2010 per capita 3.5 pounds in to 8.4 pounds per capita in 2021.
Avocado consumption is increasing, and the reason may be related to people's awareness of the health benefits of this fruit. Because he is a nutrient-dense fruit, rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, they're also incredibly versatile and can be used in various dishes, from salads and sandwiches to smoothies and dips like guacamole, making them a nutritious and tasty treat.
Many scientific studies have proved that avocados may play one of the most critical roles in a healthy diet. A study published in the "Journal of Nutrition" found that eating half an avocado at lunch can help increase satiety and the feeling of fullness in the next 6 hours. Reduce the desire to eat because avocados can help increase appetite-suppressing hormones in the blood, making people eat less unconsciously, thereby helping to lose weight.
The benefits of avocados are not limited to these. Another study published in the "Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology" found that consuming avocados can help improve constipation symptoms and increase the frequency of bowel movements. One avocado also provides about 12 to 14 grams of fiber, about 40 percent of an adult's recommended daily intake. This high-fiber, healthy-fat fruit can help maintain gut health with a balanced diet.
So, don't hesitate any longer; start consuming in moderation now and add avocados to your diet.