Florida Avocado Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-12-02

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Florida Avocado


Overview of Florida Avocado Nutrition

Scientific Name: Persea americana


Order: Laurales


Family: Lauraceae


Florida avocado (Persea americana) is in the Persea family. An avocado is actually a fruit not a vegetable. Florida avocado fruit have greenish or yellowish flesh with a buttery consistency and mild, sweet flavor. California is known for cultivating avocados, but these fruit also thrive in Florida because of the warm climate. Compared to California avocados, Florida avocados contain less calories because they have lower fat content. Florida avocados do contain more sugar than California avocados. This gives the fruit a milder, sweeter flavor. Florida avocados also have high amounts of vitamin C (29% daily value [DV]), which aids the immune system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease. This vitamin is also important for skin health because it makes collagen. Florida avocado is rich in vitamin E (13% DV), which is an antioxidant that strengthens the immune system as well. It also promotes eye health and lowers the risk of cancer. The fiber (22% DV) in Florida avocado aids in bowel movement and cholesterol management, as well as lowers the chance of heart diseases and maintains one's weight. Since Florida avocados have a sweet flavor, they are often used in smoothies.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 120 kcal 6%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 7.82 g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5.60 g 22%
Sugars 2.42 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 10.06 g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.96 g 10%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.51 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 1.68 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
1.58 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.10 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
- g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
- g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
- g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
- g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 2.23 g 4%
  • Tryptophan
0.03 g
  • Threonine
0.08 g
  • Isoleucine
0.09 g
  • Leucine
0.16 g
  • Lysine
0.15 g
  • Methionine
0.04 g
  • Cystine
0.03 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.11 g
  • Tyrosine
0.05 g
  • Valine
0.12 g
  • Arginine
0.10 g
  • Histidine
0.06 g
  • Alanine
0.12 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.26 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.32 g
  • Glycine
0.12 g
  • Proline
0.11 g
  • Serine
0.13 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 17.40 mg 29%
Thiamin 0.02 mg 1%
Riboflavin 0.05 mg 3%
Niacin 0.67 mg 3%
Pantothenic Acid 0.93 mg 9%
Vitamin B6 0.08 mg 4%
Folate, total 35.00 mg 9%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
35.00 mcg
Choline - mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 140.00 IU 3%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
7.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
53.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
27.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
36.00 mcg
Lycopene - mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin - mcg
Vitamin E, total 3.97 IU 13%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
2.66 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.08 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
0.39 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - mcg -
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 10.00 mg 1%
Iron 0.17 mg 1%
Magnesium 24.00 mg 6%
Phosphorus 40.00 mg 4%
Potassium 351.00 mg 10%
Sodium 2.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.40 mg 3%
Copper 0.31 mg 16%
Manganese 0.10 mg 5%
Selenium - mcg -
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 78.81 g
Ash 1.08 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.