Avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree. This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to various dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole. These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health-conscious individuals. It’s often referred to as a superfood, which is not surprising given its health properties.

There are many types of avocado that vary in shape and color — from pear-shaped to round and green to black. They can also weigh anywhere from 220gr to over 1kg. The most popular variety is the Hass avocado. It’s often called “alligator pear,” which is very descriptive, as it tends to be pear-shaped and has green, bumpy skin like an alligator.

The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded. Avocados are very nutritious with a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.

Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 100gr serving: Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and Vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).

This is coming with 160 calories, 2gr of protein and 15gr of healthy fats. Although it contains 9gr of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.

Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat. Therefore, they are favored by some experts who believe these substances are harmful, which is a debated topic.

Credits: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado