A delicious fruit berry containing one large seed. The avocado possess a verity of benefits. It is rich in unsaturated fats, required for a healthy diet and contains a vast amount of vitamins and minerals including, vitamin K, B5, B6, E and vitamin C. Additionally it’s high in dietary fibre, copper, folate and potassium. It is a rich antioxidant containing most of its vitamins in the flesh nearer to the skin.
Due to its high content of monounsaturated fat (healthy fat) it helps in lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL (good cholesterol) in your body.
Half an avocado contains approximately 125 calories so although it is classified a fruit it contains more calories than a standard piece of fruit.