Avocado – Nutritious, Delicious, and so Versatile!

Avocado may well be one of our most nutritious foods, but many people still consider them only useful in guacamole. While they certainly are delicious in this Mexican condiment, there are so many other ways avocado can be enjoyed.

avocado guacamole

 

Avocado Nutrition

These delicious fruit are quite healthy (see nutrition below) and are known to be:

  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
According to CalorieCount.com , One medium Avocado has:
  • Calories 232
    • Calories from Fat 188
  • Total Fat 20.9g32%
    • Saturated Fat 3.1g15%
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 13.9g
  • Cholesterol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 10mg0%
  • Potassium 703.15mg20%
  • Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
    • Dietary Fiber 9.9g40%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 2.9g
  • Vitamin A 3% ·
  • Vitamin C 24%
  • Calcium 1% ·
  • Iron 4%
  • Vitamin B6 20%
  • Magnesium 10%
  • Energy 276 kcal
  • Protein 1.45 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 27.55 g
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 1.45 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4.4 g
    *Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Looking for ways to use this little nutritional powerhouse?

read Avocados- the healthy fat!

Our family’s favorite usage is to peel, slice, and enjoy! But there are so many other ways to include this in family meals and snacks.

 

One gravocadoeat resource we like is: SPARKPEOPLE which features several healthy and delicious recipes

FOODNETWORK offers a recipe for Stuffed Avocado.

VEGETARIANTIMES has some very creative and special recipes to try, too.

Avocado guac ingredients

Can you grow your own? In many areas of the country, it is possible to grow your own Avocado. You can find useful information at UF’s website or your own state’s university site.

Additional information on this delightful fruit, including preparation, nutrition, and storage, can be found at SpecialtyProduce.com

avocado sandwich

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