The avocado’s characteristics
The avocado pear is native to Mexico. It is the fruit of the avocado tree, persea americana, a member of the Lauraceae family.
The avocado is a high-energy fruit with a high fat content. It is also rich in lipids, and a natural antioxidant.
There are several hundred varieties of avocado including:
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) specializes in the import of exotic fruit such as avocados and has strong links with countries of production. The company has a comprehensive and carefully controlled traceability system so produce is tracked until it reaches the end consumer.
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) also has well established arrangements for shipping avocados by sea and road from all countries of origin.
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) is also an expert in refining and ripening avocados. The main variety marketed is the Hass avocado.
An avocado goes through four stages as it ripens: