The avocado is a fruit of the Persea americana tree, although it is commonly referred to as a vegetable. Botanically, an avocado is a large berry containing a single large seed, often known as a stone.
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Serving Size 100g
Servings Per Container 0
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 15g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 2.1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28%|
|Vitamin A 2mcg|
|Vitamin C 16mg||18%|
|Vitamin B6 15mg||88.2%|
|Percent Daily Values are based on a 2.000 calorie diet.|
One-third of a medium avocado (50g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient-dense food choice. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat – good fat!
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped or spherical.
The word "avocado" comes from the Spanish aguacate, which in turn comes from the Nahuatl word āhuacatl [aːˈwakat͡ɬ], which goes back to the proto-Aztecan times
The avocado tree has a long history of cultivation in Central and South America, likely beginning as early as 5,000 BC. A water jar shaped like an avocado, dating to AD 900, was discovered in the pre-Incan city of Chan Chan
Avocados are a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates. Their potential health benefits include improving digestion, decreasing risk of depression and protection against cancer
Commercially, avocados ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit
Avocados have a number of uses in different cuisines. They can be eaten straight from the skin, sometimes with condiments added, or used in salads and dips. They are not often cooked as the flesh is already soft.
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