They study the Hass avocado from Tenerife to differentiate it in the European market

Published May 23, 2024

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Researchers from the University of La Laguna have conducted a study on the chemical composition of Hass avocados produced in Tenerife, with the aim of enhancing local consumption and export to Europe. The analysis of 50 samples from seven municipalities revealed that the avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, especially oleic acid. The study also noted variations in the chemical composition and size of the avocados depending on the cultivation area, with those from Güímar having a higher vitamin E content and larger amounts of flavonoids. This research aims to create a quality brand to differentiate Tenerife's avocados from other regions and countries.
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A team of researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology of the University of La Laguna (ULL) carried out a study to establish the chemical composition of Hass avocados from Tenerife, in order to promote both local consumption and their export to Europe. According to the Faculty of Communication of the ULL, the idea is to create a quality brand that allows the fruit produced in the largest area of the Canary Islands to be differentiated from the product of other competing regions and countries. To carry out the study, the scientists analyzed 50 samples of avocados produced in seven municipalities of Tenerife (Buenavista, Los Silos, La Orotava, Güímar, Los Realejos, Santiago del Teide and Tacoronte), which were examined for their dry matter content. , fat, fiber, minerals, antioxidant compounds such as vitamin E, among others, and the fat profile, as well as the weight and pulp content of the fruit. The results showed that the main component ...
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