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Avocados as a butter or fat substitute

Healthy eating and avocados go hand in hand. Whether it's calories, fiber, saturated fat or cholesterol, avocados have more of what you want and less of what you don't want. Naturally cholesterol-free, avocados spreads, toppings and dips are a creamy and nutritious alternative to saturated fat laden recipes. When you compare the numbers, they tell a deliciously satisfying story:

Fresh avocado substituted for butter in baking (at a 1:1 ratio), on sandwiches, toast or substituted as a spread or in place of many other popular foods may help reduce dietary intake of calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.

Comparison Charts


Creamy spreads, dips and toppings made from California Avocados add a tasty twist to your meals, and a 50 gram serving of fresh avocados contains 0mg of cholesterol, 0mg of sodium, 0 sugar and 0.5g saturated fat.

Spread and Dip Nutritional Comparison for Fresh Avocados

See the chart below for how avocados compare as a substitute on sandwiches, toast and in place of other popular foods.