Superfoods for Super Sailors and Marines

Avocados from Peru Kicks Off Fleet Week in New York with a Superfoods Breakfast Honoring the Men and Women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

New York, NY, Friday, May 27, 2016 – In celebration of Fleet Week in New York and Memorial Day Weekend 2016, Avocados from Peru will host a Superfoods Breakfast today to honor the 2,000 men and women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps who proudly serve on board the USS Bataan, an 844-foot, 40,358-ton amphibious assault vessel.

As a small token of appreciation, those aboard will enjoy a special breakfast featuring superfoods from Peru. Xavier Equihua, president and CEO of Avocados from Peru, will also present the sailors with fresh Peruvian Avocados so they can continue to enjoy the super fruit after the Memorial Day holiday as well.

To celebrate the 2016 season, Avocados from Peru has created several delicious recipes to make the most of this nutritious breakfast for Fleet Week and beyond. Peruvian Avocados are the perfect ingredient for every meal. They are flavorful, extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Peruvian Avocados are a nutrient-dense superfood, with 20 vitamins and minerals, and relatively few calories. They are sodium and cholesterol free, and contain monounsaturated fats, the good kind also found in nuts and olive oil.

Peruvian Avocado Superfood Smoothie

1(13.5-oz.) light or regular coconut milk

1 cup pineapple juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted

3 tablespoons sugar

1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender, secure with lid and puree until smooth.

Makes 4 cups; serves 4; 1 cup per serving


“The Superfoods Breakfast is a historic event and we are pleased to be giving back to the great men and women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps,” said Xavier Equihua, president and CEO of Avocados from Peru. “We look forward to many more opportunities where we can feature Avocados from Peru, as they are at the peak of their season this summer, and 100 million pounds of AFP are projected to be imported into the United States between May and September.”

Avocados from Peru is an association that operates under the oversight of the United States government in accordance with the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research and Information Act of 2000.


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


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