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43 Interesting Avocado Nutrition Facts

Avocado is the member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado originated from south-central mexico. It has a single large seed. Avocados are high in calories and fat. A 100 gram of Avocado will give you 160 calories. Let's read more to find out some interesting Avocado facts.

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43 Interesting Avocado Nutrition Facts

  1. 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 gram) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient-dense food choice.
  2. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains heart-healthy mono-saturated fats i.e. good fats!
  3. California Avocados are naturally sugar, sodium and cholesterol free.
  4. The avocado's creamy consistency makes it one of the best first fresh food a baby can enjoy.
  5. Avocados can act as a nutrient booster by helping increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamin A, D, K and E.
  6. Avocado is a green, pear-shaped fruit loaded with healthy fats, fiber and other nutrients.
  7. Avocados contain more potassium then bananas. Potassium is an important nutrient which most people don't get enough. Avocados are high in potassium, which should support healthy blood vessel.
  8. Eating Avocados can improve heart disease risk as it lowers cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
  9. People who eat avocados are quite healthy. This is because avocados has higher nutrient content and it lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome.
  10. Avocados are higher in antioxidants including lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye heath. They lower your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
  11. Studies have shown that avocados and soybean oil extracts can significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.
  12. Avocados help to reduce weight. Eating avocados keeps you fuller for a longer period of time and making you eat fewer calories. They are high in fiber and low in carbs, which may promote weight loss.
  13. Avocados can be used to add thickness and creaminess to smoothies with the least amount of sugar than any other fresh fruit.
  14. Avocados contain 7% DV of Niacin. Niacin is a B-Vitamin. It helps the digestive system, skin and nerves to function. It is also import for converting food to energy.
  15. When combined with eggs, Avocados make a great post-workout snack.
  16. Avocados are excellent for mom-to-be and babies. A 50-gram serving has 10% of daily suggested value of Folate. Folate helps to produce and maintain new cells. This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as pregnancy and infancy.
  17. Avocados belong to the same family as cinnamon.
  18. Avocado was originally called as "alligator pear", after an Irish man in 1696 called its tree by the name "alligator pear head".
  19. Though Avocados are referred as vegetable, they actually are fruits belonging to the Lauraceae family.
  20. The heaviest Avocado ever weighed was 5 pounds 8 ounces (2.5 Kilograms). The fruit set record on January 3, 2018, belonged to Felicidad Pasalo of Hawaii, United States.
  21. Conquistadors used Avocado to produce ink. They came to know that the Avocado seeds secreted a liquid that turns red after exposure to air.
  22. Avocados are expensive than other fruits because of high labor cost. They are high hanging fruits and require long poles to pluck them.
  23. Even though Avocado mature on tree, they only ripen after harvesting. The easiest way to ripen Avocado id to keep them in brown paper at room temperature.
  24. Dogs and cats can be fed with Avocado, but only with skin removed as it can be poisonous to the animals.
  25. Avocados were used to be eaten by giant ground sloths and were saved from extinction by humans.
  26. Chipotle utilizes 97,000 pounds of Avocado per day.
  27. Guacamole is just mushed up Avocados.
  28. Avocados are a good source of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant critical for a healthy immune system.
  29. Mexico produces the most Avocado than any other country in the world.
  30. The Avocado is the state fruit of California and 95% of United States Avocado supply is grown in South California.
  31. Spain is the only European Country that produces Avocado.
  32. It takes about 220 gallons of water to grow one large Avocado.
  33. Due to high nutrient density of compounds, it prevents liver damage.
  34. Avocados are called "Butter pears" in India and China.
  35. There are over 500 varieties of Avocado grown around the world.
  36.  Avocado trees can live up to 400 years or more in Mexico.
  37. An Avocado tree can grow as high as 65 to 70 feet.
  38. The leaf of Avocado is used in Mexico to brew medicinal tea.
  39. Hass is the most popular and the most consumed types of Avocado.
  40. Avocados contain persin, which is toxic to horses.
  41. Eating Avocados or using them as face mask by mixing them with honey, yogurt or oatmeal can give your skin a youthful glow.
  42. Avocados are an Aztec symbol of love and fertility and they also grow in pairs on trees.
  43. Avocado trees don't self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by to grow.
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