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Benefits of including Avocado in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Avocado. Health Benefits
Natural detoxification, Osteoporosis prevention, Protection from chronic disease and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Avocado. General Benefits
Boosts immune system, Controls blood pressure, Digestive aid, Improves eye vision and Maintains healthy cholesterol level
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Benefits of Avocado for skin. Skin Benefits
Brightens and lightens complexion, Reduces wrinkles, Skin cleansing and Treatment of dark spots
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Benefits of Avocado for hair. Hair Benefits
Acts as moisturizer, Good conditioner, Protects hair, Regulates hair growth, Rejuvenates scalp, Remedy for split ends, Shiny hair and Softening mask
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Avocado Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Avocado fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Anaphylaxis, Inflammation, Itching, Latex Allergy, Nasal Congestion, Skin Rashes, Swallowing Difficulties, Swelling, Upset Stomach, Vomiting and Wheezing
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Undesirable effects of Avocado on body. Side Effects
Allergic Reaction, Hypersensitivity and Weight Gain
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It tells you whether Avocado is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Avocado is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Avocado is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Avocado. Best Time to Eat
  • Along with meal
  • Don't eat after meal
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Avocado is the amount for which the nutrients present in Avocado are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
1.00 g
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75
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
6.70 g
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5
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
0.70 g
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60
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
2.00 g
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10
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.24
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4
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
7.00 mcg
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29
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.10 mg
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7
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.10 mg
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10
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
1.70 mg
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3
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
1.40 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.30 mg
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4
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
81.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
10.00 mg
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47
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
2.10 mg
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2
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
21.00 mcg
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2
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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9
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
271.00 mcg
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
14.20 mg
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1
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
14.70 g
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2
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
485.00 mg
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7
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.50 mg
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24
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
7.00 mg
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12
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
12.00 mg
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29
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
29.00 mg
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6
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.60 mg
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4
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
52.00 mg
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6
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.10 mg
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31
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.20 mg
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8
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.40 mcg
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13
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
236.00 mg
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2
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
1,689.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
87.00 mg
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
73.20 g
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67
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
1.60 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Avocado is the amount for which the calories present in Avocado are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
160.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
172.40 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
686.40 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
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Calorie count of different Avocado items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Avocado juice. Calories in Juice
306.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Avocado jam. Calories in Jam
222.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Avocado Pie. Calories in Pie
288.00 kcal
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Features of Avocado that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Avocado belongs! Type
Berry, Tree Fruit, Tropical
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Time of the year when Avocado is available. Season
Summer
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Different types of Avocado. Varieties
Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Lamb Hass, Pinkerton, Reed and Zutano
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Avocado is found. Color
Dark Green
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
White
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External appearance of Avocado. Shape
Oval
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How Avocado feels in your mouth! Texture
Juicy
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Taste of Avocado. Taste
Buttery
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Avocado. Origin
Central America and Mexico
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Avocado Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Avocado. Soil Type
Decomposed Granite, Limestone, Sandy Loam and Well-Aerated
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
6-6.5
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Avocado. Climatic Conditions
Humid and Without Frosts
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Interesting facts about Avocado. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Avocado. Facts about Avocado
  • The oldest living avocado tree is found in University of California and was planted in 1879.
  • Avocados can be swapped for butter in Baked Goods Recipes.
  • Avocado ripens more quickly with a banana or an apple around.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Avocado or not. Avocado In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Avocado. Wine
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Use of Avocado in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Avocado or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Avocado or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Avocado. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Avocado. Top Producer
Mexico
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Other countries that are known producers of Avocado. Other Countries
Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Rwanda and United States Of America
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Country which imports Avocado on a large scale. Top Importer
United States Of America
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Country which exports Avocado on largest scale Top Exporter
Mexico
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Avocado. Botanical Name
Persea Americana
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The alternate name of Avocado. Synonym
Persea Gratissima
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Magnollidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Laurales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Lauraceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Persea
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
P. Americana
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Generic group of Avocado. Generic Group
Laurel
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What are the General Benefits of Avocado?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Avocado Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Avocado? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: natural detoxification, osteoporosis prevention, protection from chronic disease and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: acts as moisturizer, good conditioner, protects hair, regulates hair growth, rejuvenates scalp, remedy for split ends, shiny hair and softening mask. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are allergic reaction, hypersensitivity and weight gain. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Avocado fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Avocado

It is important to know the nutrition details of Avocado to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Avocado fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 160.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are 172.40 kcal. Thus, we can say that Avocado belongs to High Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Avocado jam is 222.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Avocado are 1.00 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 6.70 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Avocado in 10.00 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 485.00 mg and 12.00 mg.

Avocado Taxonomy

Avocado taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Avocado fruit (Persea Americana) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Avocado as it is a combination of genus (Persea) and species (P. Americana). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Magnollidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Avocado is Lauraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Avocado

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Avocado that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Avocado Facts are:

  • The oldest living avocado tree is found in University of California and was planted in 1879.
  • Avocados can be swapped for butter in Baked Goods Recipes.
  • Avocado ripens more quickly with a banana or an apple around.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Lamb Hass, Pinkerton, Reed and Zutano. It is not available in seedless variety.