Dominican Republic

Waste avocado utilized for oil production

Avocado waste is the primary source for the creation of oil made by the company founded in 2019 by the young Ocoeño Oniel Nuñez Guzmán. The avocado oil produced in the Dominican Republic is an agro-industrial innovation that has been made since 2020 and is entirely dedicated to export to the United States and Spain. Oniel, who comes from a family dedicated to agriculture, led by his father, engineer Onelcido Nuñez, who in 2008 created the family business Onfruits Dominicana, tells us with enthusiasm.

After a few years of working and learning with him, Oniel created his own company dedicated to producing avocado oil, Anavocados Dominicanos. Between 2020 and 2021, the company of this young innovator handled 1.5 million tons of avocados to make oil, and according to his words, his success has been the association of producers from whom they buy all the avocados that no longer serve for export or local consumption.

To make a liter of oil, 13 to 15 kilos of avocado are needed, said Oniel and detailed that it has many beneficial properties for health and expressed that it is said that “it is better than olive oil.”

Source: dominicantoday.com


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