LIMA, Peru, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 18th, the Peru Agribusiness Association Inc. (PAA) hosted over 600 people at the 5th annual Peru to the World Expo in New York City – headlined by Guest of Honor Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. The event featured a variety of Peruvian cultural and culinary demonstrations and also served as the first time that Avocados from Peru and Blueberries from Peru joined forces to launch the newly created banner of Superfoods from Peru.
"This event underscores Peru's rapid ascent as the world's number one destination for travel, culture, and culinary adventures," said Xavier Equihua, CEO and President of the Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC). "We are extremely grateful that President Kuczynski was able to join us in celebrating Peruvian culture and the wide variety of incredible superfoods that Peru has to offer the world."
In addition to being honored by the presence of President Kuczynski, the Peru to the World Expo had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. José Antonio Gómez Bazán of Camposol Trading, the culinary talents of the award winning Peruvian Brothers, and Peruvian Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism Eduardo Ferreyros, who delivered the keynote address at the event and highlighted agriculture as Peru's second most important export behind minerals.
Peru has proudly provided the world with superfoods for over 5000 years and there are very few countries that can match its distinction as a net superfood producer. From being the second largest producer of Haas avocados and blueberries in the world, to production of numerous other superfoods such as pomegranates, figs, mandarins, grapes, coffee, and cacao, Peru is the world's go to source for superfoods and healthy eating.
The Peruvian Avocado Commission is proud to have been a sponsor of this annual celebration and looks forward to continuing to share the benefits of Peruvian superfoods with the world.
About the Peruvian Avocado Commission
The Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was established in 2011 to increase the consumption/demand for Avocados from Peru through advertising, retail promotion and public relations. The PAC's promotional activities are conducted under the guidelines of the federal promotion program for Hass avocados, which is under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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SOURCE Peruvian Avocado Commission