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AVOCADO INNOVATION
28 June 2013
AVOCADO INNOVATION

Avocado Oil New Zealand CEO, Brian Richardson, has been thinking about how to use the by-product of the avocado oil manufacturing process for around nine years.  Over the last few months the company has been testing the production of an avocado powder in a spray drier facility in Hamilton.  The drier has previously been used for drying milk products and avocados are the first fruit tested in the drier.  Work is now underway to produce avocado powder commercially.  It will be marketed as Avopure and sold to manufacturers of cosmetics, nutriceuticals and food products in the US, Japan, China and Australia.