Many think an avocado is a veggie but really it’s a pear shaped berry (that's right my friends, it’s a fruit).
Although, from a dietary standpoint you want to think of it as a fat. In other words, if you are trying to add more fruit to your diet I wouldn’t suggest eating more avocado but if you are trying to add more healthy fats to your diet, an avocado can be your best friend.
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different 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 daily value (DV)
- Folate: 20% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
- Potassium: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
- Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
- It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
Store in a cool and dry place