Avocados Rank #1 in Environmental Working Group’s 2018 ‘Clean 15’ List

Peruvian Avocado Season will Launch June 2018

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2018 – Avocados From Peru (AFP) is thrilled to see avocados listed as the #1 cleanest fruit on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2018 ‘Clean 15’ list. The list is a consumer-friendly guide to fruits and vegetables that contain the least amount of pesticides. Of the avocados tested by the EWG, less than 1% tested positive for pesticides and only one type of pesticide was found –earning the fruit its first place ranking.

“We are gearing up for and eventful and exciting 2018 Peruvian Avocado season,” said Xavier Equihua, CEO and President of the Peruvian Avocado Commission. “Ranking #1 on the ‘Clean 15’ list is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of Peruvian avocados’ in just a few short weeks.”

Along with being a clean fruit, Peruvian avocados are also a heart-healthy superfood, boasting nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals, no sodium or cholesterol and are gluten free.

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.

Detailed information regarding these programs will be announced throughout the season. Avocados from Peru will be available in the U.S. from June through September.

For more information about the PAC please visit www.avocadosfromperu.com or email [email protected].

Media Contact:
Xavier Equihua, CEO and President
Peruvian Avocado Commission
(302) 547-3625
[email protected]

Emily Nordee, PR Director
Evans Hardy + Young
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