82% of calories in avocado fruit come from fat which makes people very sceptical about its positive effect on weight issues. This negative misconception about avocado calorie content reduces its usage. Though calories in an avocado are high, recent research suggested that with the right timing of consumption and exercise, the avocado can be a helpful part of a successful weight management program.
Not many people will have quick weight loss as a result of increasing their avocado consumption; however, the more slowly one loses weight - the less likely one is to regain it.
In the calories avocado chart below you can see the content of calories per one avocado depending on the avocado size and calories per serving. Compare the Avocado calories with the other calories in fruit.
|Serving Size:||Calories per Serving|
|100 grams||160 kcal (670 kJ)|
|1 cup, cubes (150g)||240 kcal (1005 kJ)|
|1 cup, pureed (230g)||368 kcal (1541 kJ)|
|1 cup, sliced (146g)||234 kcal (978 kJ)|
|1 avocado, NS as to|
Florida or California (201g)
|322 kcal (1347 kJ)|
The avocado is the most nutritional of all fruits containing protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. It contains 3 times as much vitamin B6 per gram as a banana – vitamin B6 is important for the nervous system, teeth and gums and blood cells. Read more about Avocado nutrition facts and health benefits of Avocado.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||670 kJ (160 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||6.7 g|
|Thiamine (Vit. B1)||0.067 mg (5%)|
|Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||0.130 mg (9%)|
|Niacin (Vit. B3)||1.738 mg (12%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||1.389 mg (28%)|
|Vitamin B6||0.257 mg (20%)|
|Folate (Vit. B9)||58 mcg (15%)|
|Vitamin C||10 mg (17%)|
|Calcium||12 mg (1%)|
|Iron||0.55 mg (4%)|
|Magnesium||29 mg (8%)|
|Phosphorus||52 mg (7%)|
|Potassium||485 mg (10%)|
|Zinc||0.64 mg (6%)|
|Copper||0.190 mg (10%)|
|Manganese||0.142 mg (7%)|
|Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database
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