Avocados are all rage for taste and health benefits, but nutritionists warn that we can eat too much. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

Yes, it's not your imagination: Avocado is more expensive. But no, Trump's rates are not guilty.

But there are some reasons why the price of the popular fruit has spiked and is expected to continue to rise in the coming weeks.

For the first week in July, wholesale prices for medium-sized avocados from Mexico were 129% higher than this time last year, said David Magaña, vice president and senior analyst at Rabobank, based in Fresno, California.

"This is the highest price for this time of year for at least a decade, probably more," Magaña said, and the listed wholesale price was $ 84.25 for a 25 pound box compared to the $ 37 week in Independence Day 2018.

The increased wholesale price has gone to grocery stores.

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Almost 90% of US avocados come from Mexico.

According to the latest US Department of Agriculture Department in Uk, the average national price of a haas avocado was $ 2.10 on July 5 compared to $ 1.17 from the July 6, 2018 report.

Liz Garrison, nurse in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, said she was shocked when the bag of six small avocados she normally buys from Trader Joe was $ 6.50 this week. She paid $ 2.50 for the same bag on previous trips.

"I eat an avocado a day. There is a lot to spend on something I eat so often," says Garrison.


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