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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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Superfood Snacking with Superfruit California Avocados

Written by our friend Michelle Dudash, RDNSuperfoods, like California Avocados are a natural choice for health conscious snackers. This superfruit contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients at 50 calories for a 1-oz serving (about 1/5 of a medium avocado). And the good fats in California Avocados help boost nutrient absorption of fat soluble nutrients, like vitamins A, D, E and K,...

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Celebrate Summer with Good-for-You Fats

Written by our friends Liz Weiss, MS, RD & Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD.  Low-fat and fat-free foods were all the rage in the 1980s and 90s, but dietary fats’ bad reputation has finally given way to new, evidence-based advice that eating the right types of fat, like those found in avocados, can actually be good for your health.Contrary to common belief, fat doesn’t...

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