Avocado Nutrients in Detail
In a one-third medium avocado (50g), which represents a single serving, you’ll find:
Take those pennies out of your mouth! One serving of avocado provides a good source (10% of your DV) of copper, an essential mineral that helps keep the blood vessels, nerves, immune system, and bones healthy.
That’s 11% of your recommended daily value, and avocados are a good source of fiber! Diets rich in healthy foods
containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Dietary fiber also promotes healthy laxation. Hello, regularity!
Pantothenic acid is a B-vitamin that helps the body convert food to energy. Healthy avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid, providing 14% of the DV per 50g serving.
That’s 10% of your daily recommended intake of the vitamin that is important for proper brain function. Consuming adequate intakes of folate/folic acid may reduce the risk for premature births and birth defects. Avocados are considered a good source of folate.
Niacin, a B-vitamin, converts food to energy. It’s a vitamin that aids in digestion, helps the skin and supports nerve function. One-third of a medium avocado (50 g) contributes 6% of the daily value.
That’ll cover 6% of your recommended daily intake of the mineral. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of the harmful effects of sodium on blood pressure. Healthy avocados contain 254 mg of potassium.
Magensium is a important for many reasons including regulating muscle and nerve function. Avocados contain 15mg (4% DV) of magnesium which can help you recover after that intense workout!
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may contribute to healthy immune function and is essential for the growth and repair of tissue all over the body. Healthy avocados contain 4% of the DV for vitamin C.
Good enough for 6% of your recommended daily value. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage and helps keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria.
Providing 10% of your vitamin K daily value, this nutrient is important for blood clotting and healthy bones.