Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Avocados

1.232
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Avocados
You can eat
2.19
kg of Avocados to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Vegetables | Food

According to a student project LCA study on tropical fruits at the university of Freiburg, avocados produced in Mexico and consumed in Germany produce 1.38 kg CO2e per kg of avocados. About 50% (0.7 kg CO2e) could be attributed to production, 40% (0.5 kg CO2e) to transport, and 10% (0.15 kg CO2e) to packaging. The transport included 1200 km transport by refrigerated lorry (about 60% of the transport CO2e emissions) and 9600 km transport by a temperature controlled freight ship (about 40%).


[1] Life Cycle Assessment of Three Tropical Fruits (Avocado, Banana, Pineapple) http://www.blog.industrialecology.uni-freiburg.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/LCA_tropical_fruits_Julian_Egle_Tobias_Bahmer_Peiman_Hadjian.pdf

Studies

Source CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Den store klimadatabase
1.07
Unknown Unknown 10
Life Cycle Assessment of Three Tropical Fruits (Avocado, Banana, Pineapple)
1.38
Mexico Germany 5
Our world in data
2.5
Mexico Europe 3
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories
1.3
Unknown Unknown 10
Klimatarier CO2 Rechner
0.51
Unknown Unknown 5