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 on sandwiches and toast or substituted as a spread in place of many other popular foods may help reduce dietary intake of calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.

Comparison Charts

AVOCADO SPREAD, DIP & TOPPING COMPARISONS

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

Spread and Dip Nutritional Comparison for Fresh Avocados

  • Substituting fresh healthy avocado in sandwiches, on toast or as a spread in place of many other popular foods may help reduce intake of calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.
  • Want to reduce your intake of saturated fat and cholesterol? Try substituting fresh healthy avocado in sandwiches, on toast or as a spread in place of many other popular foods to reduce intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories.
  • Looking for a twist on spreads and dips? One serving of fresh healthy avocado (one-third of a medium avocado) contains no cholesterol, no sodium and 1 g of saturated fat. See the chart below for examples of how fresh avocados are great in sandwiches, on toast or substituted as a spread in place of many other popular foods.
 
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* nutrition data given for butter, unsalted; Shortening, household, soybean (hydrogenated) and palm; margarine, regular, 80% fat, composite, stick, with salt; cheese, cream; and oil, canola.