Avocados have been around for a while now, and they are likely to be in the future. But because they are relatively new to our culture, our parents haven’t talked to us alot about them, and thus we have many unanswered questions in our heads about them.
Here are 10:
1- Is Avocado Fruit Or Vegetable?
I remember asking Alexa one evening and she said vegetable, nevertheless, that was the only one time she mixed this fruit for veggies.
So is avocado a fruit? Yes, absolutely it is a fruit. If you have ever seen them listed as vegetables, thats because of what is called a “common-usage listing”.
If you can’t swallow this fact, think about tomatoes. We all know they are fruit and nobody ever complains. I think we can let this one slide too.
2- How Much Protein Is In Avocado?
Not much, sorry to tell you. An average avocado would have anything between 2 and 4 grams of protein. Not much, right? Well, that is not what you should be in for.
You are better off calling a spade a spade. If you want protein, you go to meats, eggs, oats or shakes. But this is not all your body needs.
Avocado nutrients go far beyond protein. It is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and good fatty acids.
3- How Many Carbs In An Avocado?
Assuming a average store-bought avocado of 200 grams (7 oz), there are typically about 17 grams of carbs (0.6 oz).
But carbs in an avocado is mostly fiber. Matter of fact, almost all of it! Almost 14 grams (0.5 oz)
Thus, you don’t have to worry that much when it comes to those nutritious fruits, they won’t be messing up with your diet.
4- How Many Calories Are In Avocado?
There are 320 calories in one avocado weighing 200 grams (7 oz).
This is why it is always advised to have half an avocado instead of a whole one, if you can keep the other half fresh.
5- How Much Potassium is in Avocado?
Avocados are specifically rich in potassium. Actually one avocado has more potassium than three bananas combined.
Just one avocado can give you up to 25% of your recommended potassium intake in a day.
6- How to Tell If Avocado Is Ripe?
The darker the avocado is, the riper.
Bright green avocados still have a long way to go before you can mash them over that avocado toast, you better stay away from them.