Avocado Serving Size Update
The News is Out!Avocados Deliver a Good Source of Fiber & Folate with an Official New Serving Size!Yes it’s true – Avocados recently got a much needed serving size makeover. Drum roll please…As of July 26, 2016, the avocado serving size is officially 1/3 of a medium avocado, or 50 grams of avocado, which is great news for avocado lovers because one serving of this...
The Dietary Guidelines and California Avocados
Written by our friend Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD
We’re spreading the word about California Avocados’ starring role in a healthy diet that fits right in with the latest 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) to:
Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan
Focus on variety, nutrient density and amount you consume
Limit calories from...
8 Reasons Why California Avocados are a Superfood
05 / 16 / 2016
Written by our friend Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN
Certain words like “antioxidants,” “phytonutrients,” and “probiotics,” have become part of our everyday language. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know they are good for us, yet most people don’t know what those terms mean. The same goes for the word, “superfood.”What Makes Avocados...
Is It Safe to Eat the Avocado Seed?
We have received a lot of questions from consumers and dietitians lately asking us what we think about consuming the avocado seed/pit. So is it safe to eat the avocado seed? We don’t recommend it.Eating the Avocado Seed While this is presently a very popular topic and there is a body of evidence looking at extracts of the avocado seed, the fact is there is not enough research to...