Chile has been growing commercial varieties of avocado for almost 100 years, but avocado cultivation began to increase dramatically in the late 1980s due to growing demand from world markets.
Chile continues to grow other varieties marketed in the country, but most production has shifted to the Hass variety.
Over 99% of the avocado exported from Chile is Hass. Chilean avocados of this type are available year-round.
Chilean Hass avocado is available all year.
36.205 Ha planted
Avocado cultivation in Chile is concentrated in Regions VI and X
One third of a medium avocado (50 g) has 80 calories and provides almost 20 vitamins and minerals, making it an excellent choice of nutrient-rich foods.
Good monounsaturated fats can be found naturally in olive oil, nuts and avocado. In fact, avocado is the only fruit with the good fats we need.
In addition, they are completely free of cholesterol, sugar and sodium.
Just one serving of avocado a day provides 12% of the recommended daily intake of fiber, and one third contains 10% of the recommended daily intake of folic acid.