The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or avocado pear also refers to the fruit (technically a large berry that contains a large seed) of the tree, which may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped or spherical.
· About 75% of an avocado's calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat.
· Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K.
· A fatty triol (fatty alcohol) with one double bond, avocadene (16-heptadecene-1,2,4-triol), is found in avocado.
Energy 670 kJ (160 kcal) | Carbohydrates 8.53 g
Sugars 0.66 g | Dietary fiber 6.7 g | Fat 14.66 g
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