EN on Foods

June 2006 Issue

Avocado: A Fruit Unlike Any Other Fruit

Avocados grow on towering trees that can produce up to 120 fruits per year. Although this fruit packs 29 grams of fat per avocado, most of it is heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Avocados are also rich in fiber, potassium, folate and niacin plus they contain cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.

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