United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  09037, Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties a 
Food Group: Fruits and Fruit Juices
Scientific Name:  Persea americana
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.6   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 26%   Refuse Description:   Seed and skin
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, cubes 150 g

cup, pureed 230 g

cup, sliced 146 g

avocado, NS as to Florida or California 201 g

NLEA Serving 50 g
Proximates Water 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 g 73.23 40 1.890 109.84 168.43 106.92 147.19 36.62
Proximates Energy kcal 160 -- -- 240 368 234 322 80
Proximates Energy kJ 670 -- -- 1005 1541 978 1347 335
Proximates Protein 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 g 2.00 34 0.130 3.00 4.60 2.92 4.02 1.00
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 g 14.66 35 0.540 21.99 33.72 21.40 29.47 7.33
Proximates Ash 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 g 1.58 34 0.110 2.37 3.63 2.31 3.18 0.79
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 8.53 -- -- 12.79 19.62 12.45 17.15 4.26
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 g 6.7 27 0.800 10.1 15.4 9.8 13.5 3.4
Proximates Sugars, total 2, 4, 5, 7 g 0.66 12 0.010 0.99 1.52 0.96 1.33 0.33
Proximates Sucrose 4, 5, 7 g 0.06 10 0.030 0.09 0.14 0.09 0.12 0.03
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 4, 5, 7 g 0.37 10 0.030 0.56 0.85 0.54 0.74 0.18
Proximates Fructose 4, 5, 7 g 0.12 10 0.010 0.18 0.28 0.18 0.24 0.06
Proximates Lactose 4, 5, 7 g 0.00 10 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 4, 5, 7 g 0.00 10 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 4, 5 g 0.10 8 0.010 0.15 0.23 0.15 0.20 0.05
Proximates Starch 4, 5 g 0.11 4 0.000 0.17 0.25 0.16 0.22 0.06
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 12 29 0.000 18 28 18 24 6
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 0.55 29 0.100 0.82 1.27 0.80 1.11 0.28
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 29 17 1.000 44 67 42 58 14
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 3, 4, 5 mg 52 16 1.000 78 120 76 105 26
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 485 29 31.000 728 1116 708 975 242
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 mg 7 23 1.000 10 16 10 14 4
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 0.64 17 0.020 0.96 1.47 0.93 1.29 0.32
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 0.190 17 0.039 0.285 0.437 0.277 0.382 0.095
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 mg 0.142 17 0.007 0.213 0.327 0.207 0.285 0.071
Minerals Selenium, Se 4, 5 µg 0.4 5 0.068 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.2
Minerals Fluoride, F 11 µg 7.0 9 -- 10.5 16.1 10.2 14.1 3.5
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2, 3 mg 10.0 20 0.500 15.0 23.0 14.6 20.1 5.0
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 3, 4, 5 mg 0.067 16 0.002 0.101 0.154 0.098 0.135 0.034
Vitamins Riboflavin 1, 3, 4, 5 mg 0.130 16 0.008 0.195 0.299 0.190 0.261 0.065
Vitamins Niacin 1, 3, 4, 5 mg 1.738 16 0.081 2.607 3.997 2.537 3.493 0.869
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1, 3, 4, 5 mg 1.389 16 0.301 2.083 3.195 2.028 2.792 0.695
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 3, 4, 5 mg 0.257 15 0.046 0.386 0.591 0.375 0.517 0.129
Vitamins Folate, total 1, 2, 3, 4 µg 81 24 10.000 122 186 118 163 40
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 81 24 10.000 122 186 118 163 40
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 81 -- -- 122 186 118 163 40
Vitamins Choline, total 4, 5 mg 14.2 -- -- 21.3 32.7 20.7 28.5 7.1
Vitamins Betaine 4, 5 mg 0.7 2 -- 1.1 1.6 1.0 1.4 0.3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 µg 7 -- -- 10 16 10 14 4
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 µg 62 33 7.000 93 143 91 125 31
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 µg 24 31 11.000 36 55 35 48 12
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 µg 28 29 16.000 42 64 41 56 14
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12 IU 146 -- -- 219 336 213 293 73
Vitamins Lycopene 4, 5 µg 0 7 0.000 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 2, 4, 5 µg 271 16 16.000 406 623 396 545 136
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 mg 2.07 23 0.210 3.10 4.76 3.02 4.16 1.03
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 4, 5, 6 mg 0.05 10 0.009 0.07 0.12 0.07 0.10 0.03
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 2, 4, 5, 6 mg 0.33 19 0.110 0.49 0.76 0.48 0.66 0.17
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 4, 5, 6 mg 0.02 10 0.004 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.04 0.01
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 4, 5, 6 mg 0.01 8 0.010 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.01
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 4, 5, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 4, 5, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 4, 5, 6 mg 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4, 5 µg 21.0 8 0.700 31.5 48.3 30.7 42.2 10.5
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.126 -- -- 3.189 4.890 3.104 4.273 1.063
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 4, 5 g 0.001 7 0.001 0.002 0.002 0.001 0.002 0.000
Lipids 10:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 4, 5 g 2.075 8 0.104 3.112 4.773 3.030 4.171 1.038
Lipids 17:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 4, 5 g 0.049 8 0.005 0.074 0.113 0.072 0.098 0.025
Lipids 20:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 5 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 9.799 -- -- 14.698 22.538 14.307 19.696 4.899
Lipids 14:1 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 4, 5 g 0.698 8 0.039 1.047 1.605 1.019 1.403 0.349
Lipids 17:1 4, 5 g 0.010 8 0.001 0.015 0.023 0.015 0.020 0.005
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 4, 5 g 9.066 8 0.474 13.599 20.852 13.236 18.223 4.533
Lipids 20:1 4, 5 g 0.025 8 0.002 0.037 0.058 0.037 0.050 0.013
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 5 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.816 -- -- 2.724 4.177 2.651 3.650 0.908
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 4, 5 g 1.674 8 0.063 2.511 3.850 2.444 3.365 0.837
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.125 -- -- 0.188 0.287 0.182 0.251 0.062
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 4 g 0.111 4 0.007 0.166 0.255 0.162 0.223 0.056
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 4 g 0.015 4 0.000 0.022 0.034 0.022 0.030 0.007
Lipids 18:4 5 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 4, 5 g 0.016 8 0.002 0.024 0.037 0.023 0.032 0.008
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 4, 5 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 5 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 5 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 5 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Lipids Stigmasterol 13 mg 2 6 0.000 3 5 3 4 1
Lipids Campesterol 13 mg 5 6 0.000 8 12 7 10 2
Lipids Beta-sitosterol 13 mg 76 6 5.000 114 175 111 153 38
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.025 -- -- 0.037 0.058 0.037 0.050 0.013
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.073 -- -- 0.109 0.168 0.107 0.147 0.036
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.084 -- -- 0.126 0.193 0.123 0.169 0.042
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.143 -- -- 0.214 0.329 0.209 0.287 0.071
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.132 -- -- 0.198 0.304 0.193 0.265 0.066
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.038 -- -- 0.057 0.087 0.055 0.076 0.019
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.027 -- -- 0.041 0.062 0.039 0.054 0.014
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.097 -- -- 0.146 0.223 0.142 0.195 0.049
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.049 -- -- 0.074 0.113 0.072 0.098 0.025
Amino Acids Valine g 0.107 -- -- 0.161 0.246 0.156 0.215 0.053
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.088 -- -- 0.132 0.202 0.128 0.177 0.044
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.049 -- -- 0.074 0.113 0.072 0.098 0.025
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.109 -- -- 0.164 0.251 0.159 0.219 0.054
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.236 -- -- 0.354 0.543 0.345 0.474 0.118
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.287 -- -- 0.430 0.660 0.419 0.577 0.143
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.104 -- -- 0.156 0.239 0.152 0.209 0.052
Amino Acids Proline g 0.098 -- -- 0.147 0.225 0.143 0.197 0.049
Amino Acids Serine g 0.114 -- -- 0.171 0.262 0.166 0.229 0.057
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Anthocyanidins Cyanidin 14 mg 0.3 6 0.11 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.2
Anthocyanidins Petunidin 14 mg 0.0 6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Delphinidin 14 mg 0.0 6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Malvidin 14 mg 0.0 6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Pelargonidin 14 mg 0.0 6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Peonidin 14 mg 0.0 6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin 14, 15, 16 mg 0.0 14 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 14, 15, 16 mg 0.0 13 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 14, 15, 16 mg 0.4 14 0.07 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.2
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 14, 15, 16 mg 0.0 14 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 14, 15, 16 mg 0.1 14 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Gallocatechin 14, 15, 16 mg 0.0 14 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Hesperetin 14 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Naringenin 14 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Apigenin 14, 17 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 14, 17 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Kaempferol 17 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 14, 17 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 14, 17 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 21, 22 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 21, 22 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 21, 22 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 18, 19, 20 mg 1.2 12 0.87 1.8 2.7 1.7 2.4 0.6
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 18, 19, 20 mg 1.1 12 0.79 1.7 2.6 1.6 2.3 0.6
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 19, 20 mg 3.4 9 2.01 5.0 7.7 4.9 6.7 1.7
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 19, 20 mg 0.5 9 0.7 0.8 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.3
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 19, 20 mg 0.0 9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Footnotes
a  Based on 86% California and 14% Florida varieties.
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1279 0900 FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES (USDA SR)
  • B1470 AVOCADO
  • C0229 FRUIT, PEEL REMOVED, CORE, PIT OR SEED REMOVED
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION