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Did You Know… Avocado

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Avocados can be used for more than guacamole at a Super Bowl party.  Look for avocados with brown leathery skin whose flesh gives slightly under pressure.  Here are some facts and serving suggestions for this versatile fruit.

  • 1/5 of an avocado (2 Tbsp/ 2-3 thin slices) contains 50 calories, no cholesterol, no sodium and almost 20 vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, potassium and folate
  • This same serving size provides 81 micrograms of lutein, which research suggests may contribute to eye health
  • Avocados contain primarily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are better for you than saturated fat

Serving suggestions (other than guacamole):

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