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Avocado is an excellent substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because of its high fat content. It is very popular in vegetarian cuisine. Avocado is not sweet, but fatty, strongly flavored, and of smooth, almost creamy texture. Avocado has higher fat content than most other fruits. Most of the fat in avocados is monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat is considered healthy in the human diet. Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are also rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K.

Avocados contain a toxic fatty acid derivative known as persin. Feeding avocados to any animal should be totally avoided. Negative effects in humans seem to be primarily in allergic individuals.

Nutrition Chart

Half Avocado (1/2 Medium) Amount
Calories 145
Carbohydrate 1.4g
Total Fat 15g
Fibre 2.6g
Protein 1.4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Potassium