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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...

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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...

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8 Reasons Why California Avocados are a Superfood

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...

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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...

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