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Summer promotions push nutrition benefits

05/30/2012 01:02:00 PM
Melissa Shipman

“We are trying to offer as much health information, recipes and uses to all U.S. customers (as we can),” she said in an e-mail.

Growers are pleased with the results these efforts have had, noting increased sales and a growing demand.

“Most people used to think of avocados as just a guacamole-type dip, but I think we’re seeing a lot more exposure than ever before. They’re used for sandwiches and salads, too,” said Steve Kiral, fresh fruit sales manager for Uncle Matt’s Organic, Clermont, Fla.

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B Wunder    
Florida  |  May, 30, 2012 at 02:56 PM

It would be nice if Publix would consider changing their display labels from "Green avocados" to "Florida avocados." I think "green" may imply that they're not ripe or ready to eat.

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