Morelia, Michoacán — Although Mexico did not participate in the Super Bowl, it did provide the guacamole. Approximately 138,000 tons of avocado was sent to the U.S. the week before for the preparation of popular party dish.
According to Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the massive shipment was sent February 3 from the Mexican states of Michoacán and Jalisco for the 58th edition of the Super Bowl that was held February 11 in Nevada between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
“The product will be used particularly for the preparation of guacamole, which American football fans usually eat while watching the show,” the Ministry said in a statement.
Of the 138,000 tons sent, 130,000 arrived in the U.S. from certified orchards in Michoacán and the remaining 8,000 from Jalisco.
Thanks to the efforts of the Association of Avocado Producers, Packers and Exporters of Mexico (Apeam), total production in the 2022-2023 season in Michoacán was 1,858,407 tons.