5 facts about Avocados
- They’re fiber rich.
There are 10 grams of fiber in one medium-sized avocado. There are two grams of fiber in one serving, which is one-fifth of a medium avocado. It contains both insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber (which speeds up the passage of foods) accounts for 75%, with the remaining 25% as soluble fiber (the fiber that makes you feel full).
In fact Avocados are a better source of fibre than prune/prune juice and being low in sugars, makes for a much better source too.
- Avocados have natural packaging.
Their thick skin protects them; it’s natural packaging! You can’t eat the skin, but it shields the green goodness inside, making avocados perfect for travel.
In today’s growing consciences of excess packaging, nature has you covered.
- They upgrade your dips and spreads.
An avocado serving size is 50 calories, which works out to be 3 thin slices or 2 tablespoons mashed. There are fewer calories than the same amount of butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, peanut butter, almond butter, olive oil, and coconut oil — PLUS avocado has over 20 vitamins and minerals to upgrade your natural diet! Use avocado as a substitute today!
- Avocados are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and cholesterol-free.
Avocados are naturally FULL of nutrition, so there’s no need for special labels. They’re full of flavor; think of all of the meals you can healthify with avocado!
Avocados are a friend to all!
- They have fun etymology.
The word “avocado” comes from the Spanish word aguacate, which is from the the Nahuatl word ahuacatl. It’s also sometimes called the alligator pear due to the shape and rough green skin (cut it open and it looks like an alligator eye, too).