Avocados are a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates and are often a feature of Mexican and South American cuisine and also are grown scattered in southern tropical states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.
Also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, the versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded.
Avocados have the highest energy value of any fruit. It also is rich in proteins and fat, and yet low in carbohydrates. Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
- Folate: 20% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
- Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).
This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2