Avocados are having a moment
05 Feb 2020 by Ted Escobedo 2 min read
The Super Bowl commercial featuring Avocados from Mexico isn’t telling us anything new. Avocados are a super food that have become super popular.That’s because avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving ():
Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
Folate: 20% of the DV
Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
Potassium: 14% of the DV
Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
AND with only 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats, it fits into almost any diet plan. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 "net" carbs, making this a friendly plant food.
- Food & Nutrition