Did You Know… Avocado
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):