Avocados are round to pear-shaped fruits that have a relatively hard skin. The colour of the skin varies from green to almost black. The yellowish-green flesh of the avocado has a creamy, nutty flavour. The flesh is high in fat, with a fat content that can reach up to 30%. However, these are largely monounsaturated fats, primarily oleic acid (healthy fats). This means avocados are incredibly good for you! The demand for avocados in Europe is still rising. Avocado continues to be popular due to its versatility, creamy taste and healthy characteristics. Yex provides active promotional support for this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with promotions and activities!

Ready to Eat

There is also a ready-to-eat variety of our avocados available. These avocados are especially selected by our growers for specific characteristics, which ensures that the avocado ripens well and has a delicious flavour. Ask your salesperson about them! Avocado goes under our brand Discovered.

Passport Avocado

Name Avocado
Family Lauraceae
Origin Mexico, Central America
Source Peru, Chile, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Discovered

Storage advice Avocado

In the store
Before selling, avocados must be stored in a cool, dry place at 10°C and at a relative humidity (RH) of 85 to 90%.
At home
Store avocados in a cool place (12-15°C). Don’t store in the refrigerator as this interrupts the ripening process.

Usage tips Avocado

Avocados are delicious as is, with just a little salt and pepper. They also add a wonderful flavour to salads, soups and sauces. You can also add slices of avocado to your sandwiches to make them even more flavourful. Extra tip for the consumer Avocado can even be used as a butter substitute on your bread!

Maturity / Freshness Avocado

A ripe avocado will feel soft when you lightly press around the base of the fruit. If you want to store ripe (ready-to-eat) avocados for longer, then you can put them in the refrigerator, but for no more than a few days. If you store your avocados in a fruit bowl together with apples, pears or bananas, this will promote the post-ripening process. If you would like to store your avocados for longer or use them slightly later, then store them separately from other fruit, in your pantry, for example.

Calendar Avocado

South Africa
Dominican Republic

Growing areas Avocado

Avocados originated in Mexico. We import our avocados from all around the world, primarily from Peru, Chile, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico and Dominican Republic.

Discovered Avocado

Avocado go under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour, but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared. Our Discovered recipe platform is full of handy product information, cutting techniques and more than 200 exotic recipes. From main dishes to breakfast, for avocado there is plenty of inspiration for consumers


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