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Avocado Nutrition Information

(Persea americana)

Avocado Fruit Picture

Avocado Nutrition Information


Avocado is a fruit and a tree. It often said to be the most nutritious fruit in the world - and it is. Avocado provides more than 25 essential nutrients such as protein, potassium, vitamin E, C, B-vitamins, folic acid, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, just to name a few. Avocado also provides calories for energy and beneficial phytochemicals such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein.

Avocado contains fat, that is why it is a good source of energy, but the fat in avocado is mostly monounsaturated. What should be avoided or reduced is saturated fat that is present in most dairy and animal products. In fact, avocado helps in the absorption of nutrients that are fat-soluble such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, when food containing this nutrients are eaten with avocado. Avocado is also high in fiber that is good for the digestive system and the heart.

Overall, avocado is considered a complete food. With vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, calories and fiber with no cholesterol and is sodium free. Avocado is ideal for growing up children, adults and even for babies, especially when blended with other fruits. For athletes, avocado is a nutritious energy booster to rev up the body's strength.

Avocado can be eaten as is, mixed with other fruits, as salad, a shake, baked in breads and even made into a dip. In the Philippines, ripe avocado is often eaten as a snack by scooping from flesh from the skin then mixed with a some sugar and milk or cream. It is simply delicious! 


Avocado Nutrition Facts

 

Serving Size: 1/5 of medium avocado (30g / 1.1oz)
Calories Per Serving 55

Avocado Nutrition

Calories from fat 45

Amount per Serving % Daily Value*

Total Fat

 

Saturated Fat

 

Trans Fat

 

Cholesterol

 

Sodium

 

Carbohydrates

 

Dietary Fiber

 

Sugars

 

Protein

 

Vitamin A

 

Vitamin C

 

Calcium

 

5g

 

1g

 

0g

 

0mg

 

0mg

 

3g

 

3g

 

0g

 

1g

 

0%

 

4%

 

0%

 

8%

 

5%

 

 

 

0%

 

0%

 

1%

 

12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamin A

 

Calcium

 

Vitamin E

 

Niacin

 

Folate

 

Magnesium

 

Vitamin C

 

Iron

 

Riboflavin

 

Vitamin B6

 

Pantothenic Acid

 

0%

 

0%

 

4%

 

2%

 

6%

 

2%

 

4%

 

0%

 

2%

 

4%

 

2%

 

*Percent of daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily values vary from person to person.


 

 

   

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