Its creamy texture and rich taste make it a common ingredient in many dishes. It is probably most well known for being a key ingredient in the Mexican dip "guacamole".
Because of its high fat content, avocado is also used as a meat substitute in sandwiches and salads.
Healthy fats - fats account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it is monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a "good fat" which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Protein - an average avocado contains around 4 grams of protein, which is much more than most other fruits.
Sugar - avocado's sugar content is low compared to other fruits. Half an avocado contains approximately 0.2 g of sugar.
Vitamins and minerals - avocados are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.2
Dietary fiber - a medium avocado contains 11 grams of fiber, which is close to half of the daily recommended minimum intake.3 Avocados may help lower cholesterol
Avocados may reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke, and coronary artery disease
Avocados may promote a healthy body weight and BMI
Avocados are rich in phytochemicals, which have been reported to help prevent the development of certain cancers.