Calories in Avocado

Avocado

Avocado

The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America. It is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. The two most widely marketed avocado varieties are the rough-skinned, almost Black Hass and the smooth, thin-skinned green Fuerte. The Hass has a smaller pit and a more buttery texture than the Fuerte.

Interesting Facts about Avocado 

  1. Absorption of two antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene increases significantly when fresh avocado (or avocado oil) is added to an otherwise avocado-free salad.
  2. The greatest concentration of carotenoids in avocado occurs in the dark green flesh that lies just beneath the skin.
  3. It is relatively low-carb food, with about 19% of its calories coming from carbs. It’s also a low-sugar food, containing less than 2 grams of total sugar per cup, and falls very low on the glycemic index.
  4. Avocados are sodium and cholesterol-free and have only five grams of fat per serving, most of it the monounsaturated kind
  5. There are two grams of fiber in one serving, which is one-fifth of a medium avocado. It contains both insoluble and soluble fiber.

Calories in Avocado

There are 234 calories in 1 cup, sliced (5.1 oz) of Avocados, average all varieties, raw. You’d need to walk 65 minutes to burn 234 calories. Avocado(1/2 ) 75 grams has got about 75 Calories.

Serving Size 1 Medium (145 g), Calories 232, Calories from Fat 188

Total Fat 20.9 g 32%
Saturated Fat 3.1 g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.9 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 703.15 mg 20%
Carbohydrates 11.9 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 9.9g 40%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2.9g

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