If you don't know yet, then avocado is a fruit. Here is such an unusual and unusual fruit for us, which completely falls under the characteristics of the vegetable. Some even consider it a nut, but this, as you already understood, is not so.
Avocado is an exotic fruit, but unlike many imported “plastic” fruits and vegetables, it is rich in vitamins and microelements. Due to its dense skin and the fact that avocados are harvested by slightly unripe, it tolerates transportation and does not need to be treated with chemicals. Even if the fruit was sprayed with something, then its fleshy peel will not miss the harmful chemistry, and also will not allow moisture to evaporate and will remarkably preserve all the useful substances. You can say this overseas product gets on our table in its natural and natural form.
A special feature of an avocado is its fat content; it can be felt both when cutting a fruit and having tasted a piece. It can be said that avocado can change the oil - it is often used as spreading on bread or salad dressing. And the avocado salad does not need olive or sunflower oil; for taste, you can sprinkle it with lemon or lime juice.
Since this fruit is healthy, but fat, it should be used carefully, especially those who are on a diet. It only tastes like a cucumber, and its caloric content and nutritional composition is significantly different.
How many calories in avocado
One hundred grams of fresh avocado contains about 160 calories. The calorie content of one fruit can be calculated approximately without weights: weigh the avocado in the store. Subtract from this figure 30 grams (weight of the stone and peel) and get a clean yield of pulp. One avocado weighs 180-220 grams.
Also in one hundred grams of avocado contains 2 grams of protein, which accounts for 8 calories, 14, 7 grams of fat, which share 132 calories and 1, 8 grams of carbohydrates, which share 7, 3 calories.
In addition, the main composition includes: water (73 g), dietary fiber (7 g), saturated fatty acids (2 g), monosaccharides and disaccharides (0, 5 g), starch (0, 1 g) and ash (1 , 5 grams).
If we talk about the nutritional value of avocados, the main vitamins contained in avocados are: vitamin C (10 mg), choline (14, 2 mg), vitamin B5 (1, 389 mg) and vitamin PP niacin equivalent (1, 7 mg ). In smaller proportions are also present: beta-carotene, vitamin A, all the B vitamins and vitamin K.
Avocados have a high content of potassium macronutrient (485 mg), as well as phosphorus (52 mg) and magnesium (29 mg). Of the trace elements in a large number of iron, zinc and manganese.