Avocado is in a sweet spot when it comes to food trends. Unctuous, high in fat and, outside of Southern California, not inexpensive, the fruit appeals to consumers looking to treat themselves to a little indulgence. Conversely, since much of that fat is the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind, and avocados also are rich in other nutrients and antioxidants, it also appeals to people trying to look after their health. As a result, and as a result of relaxed import controls, what once was ...

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