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Nutrition

A HEALTHIER WAY

A HEALTHIER WAY

Heart-healthy* California Avocados provide nearly 20 essential vitamins and nutrients and are a good source of fiber and folate, potassium, vitamin E and B vitamins.

*While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Here are some more healthy facts for your reading pleasure: They act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and-beta-carotene and lutein in foods that are eaten with the fruit.

You can find even more detailed nutrition information in our avocado nutrients section, including all the vitamins and minerals found in avocados.

Or you can just trust our first statement:
California Avocados are good for you.

Avocado Nutrition

Good and Good for You

Good and Good for You

It may be hard to believe that something that tastes this good is this good for you, but it is. We have the nutrition facts to prove it.

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Avocados and the Dietary Guidelines

Avocados and the Dietary Guidelines

Avocados fit into heart-healthy eating patterns included in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Following a healthy eating pattern across the life span, at an appropriate calorie level, can help people achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, support nutrient adequacy and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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Substituting with Avocados

Substituting with Avocados

If for some reason you need an excuse to eat more avocados, here are some ways to use them as nutritious alternatives to other saturated-fat-laden ingredients, spreads and dips.

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Avocados and Your Lifestyle

Avocados and Heart Health

Avocados and Heart Health

Heart-healthy eating is an important way to lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. California Avocados are a Heart-Check food certified by the American Heart Association®. California Avocados! Good for the Heart. Great for the Soul.

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Enjoying California Avocados with Type 2 Diabetes

Enjoying California Avocados with Type 2 Diabetes

California Avocados are sugar free and the unique nutrient profile and versatility make them a smart addition to meals and snacks for people with type 2 diabetes.

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Moms & Kids

Moms & Kids

Heart-Healthy California Avocados can be part of a healthy diet for both pregnant and nursing moms. The avocado's smooth, creamy consistency makes it one of the first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy.

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More Avocado Nutrition

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Superfood Snacking with Superfruit California Avocados

Superfood Snacking with Superfruit California Avocados

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MyPlate Recipes Featuring California Avocados

MyPlate Recipes Featuring California Avocados

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The Dietary Guidelines and California Avocados

The Dietary Guidelines and California Avocados

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Dietitian-Approved Recipes

Avocado Pumpkin Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips and Almonds

Avocado Pumpkin Bread with Dark Chocolate...

Author: Bonnie Taub-Dix

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Curried Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

Author: California Avocado Commission

4
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California Avocado Breakfast Casserole with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes

California Avocado Breakfast Casserole...

Author: Michelle Dudash, RDN

9
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Egg and Avocado Spring Salad

Egg and Avocado Spring Salad

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

1
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