Avocados from Mexico Invites Fans to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
FALLSTON, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Avocados From Mexico is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month in a big way – by awarding one lucky winner and a guest the trip of a lifetime to Cancun, Mexico. Each year, Americans commemorate the contributions Hispanics and Latino Americans have made to diversify American culture from music, traditions and of course, food, during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15(th) through October 15(th).
Available year-round, fresh avocados from Mexico are the #1 avocado sold in the United States and the perfect ingredient to highlight when celebrating Hispanic contributions during the month-long celebration. This year, Mexico is expected to celebrate another record-breaking season by supplying over 850 million pounds to help meet growing demand across the United States. In fact, avocados from Mexico and California represent the lion’s share of the industry’s projected 1.5 billion pounds of avocado sales in the coming year.
Avocados from Mexico fans can enter the Amazing Avocados in Mexico Sweepstakes Cancun at http://www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado through October 22(nd). In November, a random drawing from among all eligible entries will be held to determine the winner. Additionally, weekly winners will be selected to receive amazing avocado prizes such as Avocados from Mexico tote bags.
“Avocados are a quintessential ingredient – not only in Mexican cooking, but in a number of Latin American cuisines,” said Jacqueline Bohmer, Marketing Director, Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA). “We’re proud to give our fans an opportunity to experience the culture and cuisine of Mexico, where avocados are prized for their deliciousness and versatility.”
Avocado aficionados can continue the fun on the new Avocados from Mexico Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/amazingavocado. Recipe ideas and deliciously-enticing serving ideas are featured to provide avocado lovers with new ways to think about avocados. The Pinterest page will also contain special content on September 16(th) for National Guacamole Day with adventurous ways to prepare the popular dip that originated in Mexican cuisine.
Our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Amazing Avocados in Mexico Sweepstakes is being reinforced through media partnerships on Extra TV and Univision.
To learn more, visit the Amazing Avocado Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado, share your thoughts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amazingavocado or visit the website at http://www.theamazingavocado.com/.
About Avocados From Mexico:
The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) and the Producers and Packers of Avocados from Michoacan (APEAM) are dedicated to providing a consistent supply of high quality avocados throughout the year. Avocados from Mexico are available year round and can be found in your local grocery store in the produce aisle. Mexico’s rich volcanic soil, abundant sunshine and timely rainfall provide the perfect climate for producing fine avocados. A three-slice (1 oz) serving of avocados has 50 calories and contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and the “good” fats. Avocado enthusiasts can find MHAIA on Facebook (search: The Amazing Avocado) and @AmazingAvocado on Twitter. For more information, visit www.theamazingavocado.com or www.avocadosfrommexico.com.
SOURCE Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association