The Inside Scoop – Mexico’s Avocado Boom
When you think about Mexico you probably think about its abundant food supply. In fact, when it comes to the export of Mexico’s agricultural products, the country has consistently strived to provide a vast range of high-quality fruits and vegetables including fresh avocado, banana, lemon, followed by frozen juice and pharmaceuticals.
Among all of the produce harvested, the most popular is, by far, the Mexican avocado. Thanks to the country’s ideal climate and soil conditions, Mexico continues to thrive as an avocado growing and exporting powerhouse, with over 80% of its avocado supply headed to the U.S.
Mexican avocado production is available almost all year round with the highest volume produced between September and December. Of the hundred varieties of this local staple, the Hass avocado has been fueling the world’s taste for the fruit for decades, due to its long shelf-life and rich, nutty flavor. If you also enjoy this delicious and nutritious delicacy, keep reading to find an easy recipe!
As ZIM Mexico marks its first year in operation, the team has grown tremendously and is committed to develop new and improved trades that serve all the fresh and frozen reefer commodity sectors in the region. ZIM’s Mediterranean Gulf Express Service (MGX) has recently extended its network to include Mexico by providing new destinations and possibilities for local customers and the rising demand.
Like any perishable product, it is extremely important to ensure that fresh avocados reach the shelves as if they had just been harvested a few miles away, which is why keeping a shorter transit time is essential. The latest structure of MGX enables a shorter transit time from Altamira to Livorno ports and offers additional destinations in Genoa, Livorno, Barcelona and Valencia ports in Spain and Italy.
In addition to the groundbreaking ZIMonitor and its innovative solutions to carry and monitor sensitive cargo, the fact that ZIM’s reefer fleet is the youngest in the industry and kept in excellent condition, certainly results in customers receiving added value.
ZIM Mexico recognizes that shipping fresh products across oceans is a perfect mixture of a well-coordinated execution plan that coexists with the necessary technical expertise and personal service.
Isaac Fregoso, ZIM Mexico Reefer Sales Account Owner, describes ZIM Mexico’s 24/7 customer service as the heart of the cold-chain process. This team of experienced specialists know the specific treatment required in fresh exports and are always available to personally guide customers throughout their cargo’s journey: “Following up with our customers at every stage of their supply chain is a crucial part of our operation – from the very moment the reefer arrives at the local facilities and even after the cargo has reached its destination.”
It’s no secret that this delicious superfood has taken the world by storm. Avocados can be added to all kinds of dishes, but you can never go wrong with a classic. Luckily, we’ve got your ultimate guide to guacamole!
- First, scoop out the avocado into a bowl and mash until it is smooth but chunky.
- Next, add in your favorite ingredients! We recommend a good amount of lemon juice and a jalapeno pepper for a twist.
- Mix it all together and guac and roll!