Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Avocados

1.071
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Avocados
You can consume
2.52
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
RIVM Database Milieubelasting Voedingsmiddelen Avocado
1.315
Unknown Netherlands 7
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 7
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 10
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 7
Our world in data Of which 0.21 kg CO2e (=8%) from sea transport
2.5
Mexico Europe 3
Environmental impact of plant-based foods All identified studies considered relevant.. Studies: 6
1.6
Unknown Unknown 10