How Many Calories Are In An Avocado?

So many of us can not get enough of the avocado. We eat them on toasts, tacos, salads, and across a number of cuisines. Simply accompanied by some salt and lime juice they’ve become a new breakfast favorite all across the world.

Plus, they’re pretty good for you…right? Or is this yet another trendy health food that’s too good to be true?

We wanted to know.

We’ve heard avocados contain high-fat content but what about their calories?

We decided to find out.

Avocado Calorie Count

According to the USDA, a typically avocado can contain up to 322 calories. Holy cow that sounds like a lot!

A whole avocado is well above the typical portion size. Have you ever tried to eat an entire one? Yes us too, we know it is doable.

If you take the recommended serving size, which is 1/3 of a medium-size avocado it doesn’t look so bad. 80 calories. This seems to be more manageable.

But even if you ate an entire one in a sitting the calories may not actually be bad for you. This high fat and calorie rich fruit actually provides significant health benefits that allow you to consume it while still potentially losing weight.

So Do Avocado Calories Matter?

In short, avocados provide us with a creamy, rich, and filling addition to our food. You can (and should) eat it all sorts of ways but while sticking to a reasonable portion size, of course.

Feel free to continue to consume them in healthy quantities to take advantage of all those health benefits. See full list of nutrition per serving below.

 

Full Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/5 medium (50g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary fiber 3g11%
Sugar 0g
Added sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 10mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
Potassium 250mg6%
Vitamin A 0mcg0%
Vitamin C 4mg4%
Vitamin E 1mg6%
Vitamin K 11mcg10%
Thiamin 0.04mg4%
Riboflavin 0.1mg8%
Niacin 1mg6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg6%
Folate

(0mcg folic acid)

45mcg DFE

10%
Pantothenic Acid 0.7mg15%
Phosphorus 30mg2%
Magnesium 15mg4%
Zinc 0.3mg2%
Copper 0.1mg10%
Manganese 0.1mg4%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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