Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Avocados

1.11
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Avocados
You can consume
2.43
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 Freiburg1, avocados produced in Mexico and consumed in Germany produce 1.38 kg CO2e per kg of avocados. ~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 (~60% of the transport CO2e emissions) and 9600 km transport by a temperature controlled freight ship (~40%).

Subcategories: Avocados (eco)

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
How low can we go? An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK food system and the scope reduction by 2050 Avocados
0.88
Unknown United Kingdom 4
How low can we go? An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK food system and the scope reduction by 2050 Avocados
0.43
Europe United Kingdom 0
RIVM Database Milieubelasting Voedingsmiddelen Avocado
1.315
Unknown Netherlands 5
Ökologische Fußabdrücke von Lebensmitteln und Gerichten in Deutschland (IFEU) Avocado, aus Peru
0.8
Peru Germany 0
Ökologische Fußabdrücke von Lebensmitteln und Gerichten in Deutschland (IFEU) Avocado, Durchschnitt
0.6
Unknown Germany 6
Resource use and GHG emissions of eight tropical fruit species cultivated in Colombia Figure 1
0.17
Colombia Colombia 10
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories Table 5 Median; #LCA studies: 2; #GWP values: 1
1.3
Unknown Unknown 8
Klimatarier CO2 Rechner Avocado
0.51
Unknown Unknown 5
Life Cycle Assessment of Three Tropical Fruits (Avocado, Banana, Pineapple) Figure 5, 1.38 kg CO2e in total of which 0.52 kg CO2e from transport
1.38
Mexico Germany 5
Den store klimadatabase Avocado, Agriculture: 0.32, iLUC: 0.06, Food processing: 0, Packaging: 0.14, Transport: 0.54
1.07
Unknown Unknown 5
Our world in data Of which 0.21 kg CO2e (=8%) from sea transport
2.5
Mexico Europe 7
Environmental impact of plant-based foods All identified studies considered relevant.. Studies: 6
1.6
Unknown Unknown 6