Did You Know!?

  • 1 avocado contains 322 calories, 29 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 17 grams of carbs, 13 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 4 grams of protein.
  • Avocados contain Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Potassium,  Copper, Iron, and Folate.
  • Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family.
  • Avocados contain 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein, which some studies suggest may help maintain healthy eyes.
  • Avocados contain 76 milligrams beta-sitosterol in a 3-oz serving of avocado. Beta-sitosterol is a natural plant sterol which may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Avocados act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene as well as lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.
  • When enjoyed in place of other fats, avocados can be a satisfying addition to a calorie-controlled diet.
  • n ounce of avocado contains 81 micrograms of lutein. Lutein has been shown to be concentrated in the macula of the eye, and research suggests that it may help maintain healthy eyesight as we age.
  • The phytonutrients in avocados help combat cancers such as breast, prostate and oral.
  • Avocados are higher in potassium than bananas are.
  • A typical avocado contains 30 grams of fat, but 20 of these fat grams are health-promoting monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid.

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