Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cinco De Mayo Has People Seeing Green

IRVINE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Cinco de Mayo (May 5) will have you seeing green!

Jan DeLyser, Vice President of Marketing for the California Avocado Commission, has some stupendous stats on how many avocados people plan to chop up, scoop up – and even drink – this Cinco de Mayo.

Americans will consume 53.9 million pounds of avocados, with 82 percent of people grinding the popular party favorite into guacamole.

Other tasty stats include...

  • 77 percent of people plan to put avocados in salad.

  • 66 percent enjoy a burger or sandwich with avocado.

  • 63 percent don’t spice it up at all, and enjoy avocados plain!

    They aren’t just for eating – DeLyser also mentions “Avotinis,” “Avoritas,” and “Avojitos” as popular avocado-themed drinks for Cinco de Mayo.

    But after Cinco de Mayo the avocado party isn’t over – DeLyser says Mother’s Day (May 11) and Memorial Day (May 26) are also popular avocado-consumption holidays.

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