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Avocados are a Heart Healthy Fruit and Cholesterol-Free

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Avocados are healthy fruit since the fruit is a great source of fiber, folate, Vitamin K, and nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can help support healthy living.

According to the USDA, they’re also a cholesterol-free and natural source of heart-healthy fats, which help the body absorb vitamins like D, A, K, and E. Due to the fruit’s high fiber and healthy fat content, avocados make for a healthy addition to meals and snacks which can help shoppers feel satiated and assist in weight management.

“Avocados are the ultimate heart-healthy option consumers can incorporate into their diets and it’s important for them to know premium quality avocados are available right now,” said Raina Nelson, President/CEO Westfalia Fruit Marketing USA LLC .

“Avocados are extremely versatile and there are endless ways spark visual inspiration for shoppers by cross-merchandising fruit with utensils and ingredients that pair well, such as seasonings and lean proteins, in addition to popular uses in smoothies, toast, sandwiches, salads, homemade spreads, and more, she said.

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Baltimore Baseball Fans to Have ‘Home Run’ Of Hot Dogs On July 2nd

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HotDogWashington, D.C. – On July 2nd, just in time for the 4th of July festivities, Avocados From Peru® (AFP) will treat baseball fans to a free topping of fresh Peruvian Avocado with the purchase of an Oriole dog during the Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays game in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Known as the ‘Avodog’, Peruvian Avocados add a flavorful twist to an American classic. Served with just a squeeze of lime or combined with other traditional hot dog toppings such as onions and tomatoes, freshly sliced or smashed Avocados From Peru make an ideal hot dog topping.

With nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals, no sodium or cholesterol, and gluten free, it’s no secret why Peruvian Avocados are America’s favorite nutrient dense superfood.

Adding this heart-healthy fruit as a hot dog topping has already proven to be enormously popular with baseball fans –who devoured hundreds of fresh Peruvian Avocados during a New York Mets baseball game in July of 2015.

“We look forward to seeing Avocados from Peru become an integral part of the all-American tradition of attending a major league baseball game,” said Xavier Equihua, President and CEO of AFP.

Much like baseball, the season for Peruvian Avocados runs from May to September, earning them the nickname of “Summer Avocados.”

With the season in full swing, AFP has partnered with Walmart to feature and offer free tastings of this superfood at their stores. Fans who cannot attend the baseball game on July 2nd will still have the opportunity to try the Avodog at a local Walmart. Over 900 Walmart stores on the East Coast will also be demoing this baseball fan favorite on July 2nd.

Orioles fans taking public transportation to the game may also see city buses wrapped in a full-color billboard featuring the picturesque landscape of Peru and of course, delicious Avocados From Peru®.  Various radio stations in the Baltimore area will also be featuring the famous frank throughout the summer.

For more ideas on how to top the classic hotdog with Peruvian Avocados, head to the AFP

About the Peruvian Avocado Commission

The Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was established in 2011 to increase the consumption/demand for Avocados from Peru through advertising, retail promotion and public relations. The PAC’s promotional activities are conducted under the guidelines of the federal promotion program for Hass avocados, which is under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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