How many calories... in an avocado?Posted on Jan 2nd 2008 6:02AM by Brigitte Dale
The avocado contains more fat than most fruits, but it's mostly the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind of fat. It also contains vitamins A and E, B vitamins, potassium and protein. And recently, avocados have even been shown to fight oral cancer cells. Many people are afraid to add avocados to their diet, even after hearing about all the health benefits. It's such a rich, creamy fruit that it feels like you may be loading up on calories each time you eat one. You may be surprised at how many calories an avocado actually contains!
|70 calories||426 (7.5%)|
|100 calories||383 (6.8%)|
|150 calories||1634 (28.9%)|
|300 calories||3207 (56.8%)|
The correct answer is 150 calories. Yes, its higher than most fresh fruits (for example, and average orange has 75 calories and and average banana, 100 calories), but there's even more good avocado news: they digest relatively slowly, so you'll feel fuller, longer after eating an avocado than many other fruits.