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.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1g||–|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g||–|
|Dietary fiber 3g||11%|
|Added sugars 0g||–|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|Vitamin A 0mcg||0%|
|Vitamin C 4mg||4%|
|Vitamin E 1mg||6%|
|Vitamin K 11mcg||10%|
|Vitamin B6 0.1mg||6%|
(0mcg folic acid)
|Pantothenic Acid 0.7mg||15%|
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.