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The US averted a short supply of avocados in Texas as they made a deal

Tom Handy

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A few years ago, some thought avocado toasts were a joke and the laughing could have gotten worse. Dallas restaurants were close to running out of avocados but a deal was made on Friday.

A deal was made as the United States lifted a ban on avocados from Mexico.

The United States exports a majority of avocados from Mexico. Recently, avocados are not crossing the border. An organized crime in Michoacán threatened a U.S. official.

Rodarte explained the oily richness of the fruit makes Mexican avocados the gold standard:

“Ninety percent of the avocados come from Mexico. There’s a reason the cartel has got their hands all in it because it is 100% green gold…absolutely.”

He added:

“They don’t want to install fear in their clients. They don’t want people ordering a ridiculous amount and further this shortage. The good thing is Mexico does have avocados – we just can’t get them.”

Other restaurant owners, Angela Thurman, jokingly added their comment on avocados:

“But I do have a plan. I’m going to Costco and buying up all of the avocados!”
Then her friend Lisa Cooley added, “she can share the avocados and I’ll make the guacamole”.

Avocados can be shipped from other places such as California, Peru, or Columbia, but the avocados don’t taste the same.

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Dallas restaurants are hoping for a resolution to the Mexican avocados.

In 2020, the U.S. imported about 2.1 billion pounds of Mexican avocados.

Guacamole is one of the best sellers for customers as Taxco Produce sells about 12,000 boxes of avocados every month.

ITAMP Food Distributor spokesperson, Lucy Briones, said they are waiting before buying a more expensive avocado.

“The boxes that we used to buy for $30 are now being sold to us for $70, and the larger ones are already selling for more than $100, we would have to sell for at least $120.”

Are you still feeling the effects of a low supply of avocados?

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