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20 June 2008

Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and are high in healthy fat.

When used in place of other fats, like mayo or butter, avocado can be a nutritious addition to a calorie-controlled diet. One ounce of avocado -- about 3 thin slices -- has just 50 calories and 4.5 grams of fat.

* SOURCE:
  USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18 (2005) and FDA Food Labeling Guidelines for Voluntary Nutrition Labeling of Raw Fruits, Vegetable and Fish (Vol. 71, No. 159); Appendix C to Part 101 - Nutrition Facts for Raw Fruits and Vegetables (2006).

* LEARN MORE:
   Avocado Nutrition Facts - Health Article
   Avocado - Ingredients, Photos and Description
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