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Rich in monounsaturated fats, the avocado has a smooth and creamy texture. It is much higher in fat than most other fruits.
Avocados have a unique nutrition profile. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
The consumption of avocados has been associated with various health benefits, such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. They are also very satiating and may be useful for weight loss.
Avocados can be eaten raw, but are also commonly used in foods like guacamole.
There are many different types of avocados, varying in color, size and shape.
Avocados are usually pear-shaped to round and they come in many different shades of green, ranging from pale green to almost black when fully ripe.
The most popular type is called Hass avocado, which is round with black skin.