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Avocado nutrition - How much fat is in one avocado? How many calories?

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Avocado nutrition - How much fat is in one avocado? How many calories?
What is the nutritional value of an avocado? Wondering about how many calories are in an avocado? Read on to find out about the fat and calories in an avocado.

How big is one serving of avocado?

This nutritional information is for one medium sized avocado. Avocados vary in their size, so bear in mind that a smaller avocado will have slightly less fat and calories, and a larger avocado may have more. Also consider that the size of the avocado pit may vary, leaving more or less actual avocado flesh inside.

Calories in one avocado

According to the USDA's nutritional database, one medium avocado (about 150 grams) has 240 calories.

Fat in one avocado

One medium avocado has 22 grams of fat. That's about 34% of the recommended allowance, based on an average 2000 calorie diet. Your own nutritional needs will of course, vary, depending on your age, weight, and activity level. The good news is that avocados provide much less saturated fat, at just about 3 grams. That's 16% of the recommended daily allowance.

Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 11 mg
Total carbohydrates: 13 grams (4%)
Dietary fiber: 10 grams (40%)

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