United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  09038, Avocados, raw, California
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: 33%   Refuse Description:   Seed and skin
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, pureed 230 g

fruit, without skin and seed 136 g

NLEA serving 50 g
Proximates Water 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 g 72.33 33 2.170 166.36 98.37 36.16
Proximates Energy kcal 167 -- -- 384 227 84
Proximates Energy kJ 697 -- -- 1603 948 348
Proximates Protein 1, 2, 3, 4 g 1.96 30 0.150 4.51 2.67 0.98
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 g 15.41 31 0.630 35.44 20.96 7.71
Proximates Ash 1, 2, 3, 4 g 1.66 30 0.130 3.82 2.26 0.83
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 8.64 -- -- 19.87 11.75 4.32
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 g 6.8 21 1.000 15.6 9.2 3.4
Proximates Sugars, total 2, 3, 4, 6 g 0.30 11 0.090 0.69 0.41 0.15
Proximates Sucrose 3, 4, 6 g 0.06 9 0.040 0.14 0.08 0.03
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 3, 4, 6 g 0.08 9 0.030 0.18 0.11 0.04
Proximates Fructose 3, 4, 6 g 0.08 9 0.010 0.18 0.11 0.04
Proximates Lactose 3, 4, 6 g 0.00 9 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 3, 4, 6 g 0.00 9 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 3, 4 g 0.08 8 0.010 0.18 0.11 0.04
Proximates Starch 3, 4 g 0.11 4 0.000 0.25 0.15 0.06
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2, 3, 4 mg 13 24 0.000 30 18 6
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2, 3, 4 mg 0.61 24 0.120 1.40 0.83 0.30
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 3, 4 mg 29 12 1.000 67 39 14
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 3, 4 mg 54 12 1.000 124 73 27
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2, 3, 4 mg 507 24 34.000 1166 690 254
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2, 3 mg 8 18 1.000 18 11 4
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 3, 4 mg 0.68 12 0.030 1.56 0.92 0.34
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 3, 4 mg 0.170 12 0.044 0.391 0.231 0.085
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 3, 4 mg 0.149 12 0.007 0.343 0.203 0.074
Minerals Selenium, Se 3, 4 µg 0.4 5 0.068 0.9 0.5 0.2
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2 mg 8.8 16 0.500 20.2 12.0 4.4
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 3, 4 mg 0.075 12 0.003 0.172 0.102 0.037
Vitamins Riboflavin 1, 3, 4 mg 0.143 12 0.010 0.329 0.194 0.071
Vitamins Niacin 1, 3, 4 mg 1.912 12 0.094 4.398 2.600 0.956
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1, 3, 4 mg 1.463 12 0.350 3.365 1.990 0.732
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 3, 4 mg 0.287 11 0.054 0.660 0.390 0.143
Vitamins Folate, total 1, 2, 3 µg 89 20 12.000 205 121 44
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 89 20 12.000 205 121 44
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 89 -- -- 205 121 44
Vitamins Choline, total 3, 4 mg 14.2 -- -- 32.7 19.3 7.1
Vitamins Betaine 3, 4 mg 0.7 2 -- 1.6 1.0 0.3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 3, 4, 9 µg 7 -- -- 16 10 4
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 µg 63 29 8.000 145 86 32
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 µg 24 27 13.000 55 33 12
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 2, 3, 4, 9 µg 27 25 19.000 62 37 14
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1, 2, 4, 9 IU 147 -- -- 338 200 74
Vitamins Lycopene 3, 4 µg 0 7 0.000 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 2, 3, 4 µg 271 16 16.000 623 369 136
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 mg 1.97 22 0.240 4.53 2.68 0.98
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 3, 4, 5 mg 0.04 9 0.010 0.09 0.05 0.02
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 2, 3, 4, 5 mg 0.32 18 0.130 0.74 0.44 0.16
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 3, 4, 5 mg 0.02 9 0.005 0.05 0.03 0.01
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 3, 4, 5 mg 0.01 7 0.010 0.02 0.01 0.01
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 3, 4, 5 mg 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 3, 4, 5 mg 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 3, 4, 5 mg 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3, 4 µg 21.0 8 0.700 48.3 28.6 10.5
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.126 -- -- 4.890 2.891 1.063
Lipids 8:0 3, 4 g 0.001 7 0.001 0.002 0.001 0.000
Lipids 10:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 3, 4 g 2.075 8 0.104 4.773 2.822 1.038
Lipids 17:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 3, 4 g 0.049 8 0.005 0.113 0.067 0.025
Lipids 20:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 4 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 9.799 -- -- 22.538 13.327 4.899
Lipids 14:1 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 3, 4 g 0.698 8 0.039 1.605 0.949 0.349
Lipids 17:1 3, 4 g 0.010 8 0.001 0.023 0.014 0.005
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 3, 4 g 9.066 8 0.474 20.852 12.330 4.533
Lipids 20:1 3, 4 g 0.025 8 0.002 0.058 0.034 0.013
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 4 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.816 -- -- 4.177 2.470 0.908
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 3, 4 g 1.674 8 0.063 3.850 2.277 0.837
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.125 -- -- 0.287 0.170 0.062
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 3 g 0.111 4 0.007 0.255 0.151 0.056
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 3 g 0.015 4 0.000 0.034 0.020 0.007
Lipids 18:4 4 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 3, 4 g 0.016 8 0.002 0.037 0.022 0.008
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 3, 4 g 0.000 8 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 4 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 4 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 4 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Lipids Stigmasterol 10 mg 2 6 0.000 5 3 1
Lipids Campesterol 10 mg 5 6 0.000 12 7 2
Lipids Beta-sitosterol 10 mg 76 6 5.000 175 103 38
Amino Acids Tryptophan 3, 4 g 0.025 -- -- 0.058 0.034 0.013
Amino Acids Threonine 3, 4 g 0.072 -- -- 0.166 0.098 0.036
Amino Acids Isoleucine 3, 4 g 0.083 -- -- 0.191 0.113 0.042
Amino Acids Leucine 3, 4 g 0.141 -- -- 0.324 0.192 0.070
Amino Acids Lysine 3, 4 g 0.129 -- -- 0.297 0.175 0.065
Amino Acids Methionine 3, 4 g 0.037 -- -- 0.085 0.050 0.018
Amino Acids Cystine 3, 4 g 0.027 -- -- 0.062 0.037 0.014
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 3 g 0.095 -- -- 0.219 0.129 0.048
Amino Acids Tyrosine 3, 4 g 0.048 -- -- 0.110 0.065 0.024
Amino Acids Valine 3, 4 g 0.105 -- -- 0.241 0.143 0.052
Amino Acids Arginine 3, 4 g 0.087 -- -- 0.200 0.118 0.043
Amino Acids Histidine 3, 4 g 0.048 -- -- 0.110 0.065 0.024
Amino Acids Alanine 3, 4 g 0.106 -- -- 0.244 0.144 0.053
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 3, 4 g 0.232 -- -- 0.534 0.316 0.116
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 3, 4 g 0.282 -- -- 0.649 0.384 0.141
Amino Acids Glycine 3, 4 g 0.102 -- -- 0.235 0.139 0.051
Amino Acids Proline 3, 4 g 0.096 -- -- 0.221 0.131 0.048
Amino Acids Serine 3, 4 g 0.112 -- -- 0.258 0.152 0.056

Sources of Data

1Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Nutrient Content of Avocado , 1989    
2California Avocado Commission California Avocado Commission data for avocados 1993-2001 , 1993    
3Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 5g , 2001  Beltsville MD  
4Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 5j , 2001  Beltsville MD  
5Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA NDL Report Vitamin E 1991 , 1991  Beltsville MD  
6Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Dietary Fiber and Sugars in Commonly Consumed Foods , 1994  Beltsville MD  
7Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Total dietary fiber in 104 foods , 1992  Beltsville MD  
8National Cancer Institute (NCI), DHHS Total dietary fiber content of selected foods , 1992    
9University of Maine Determination of alpha- and beta-carotene in fruit and vegetables by HPLC , 1982    
10K.C. Duester Avocado fruit is a rich source of beta-sitosterol , 2001 Journal of the American Dietetic Association 101 4   pp.404-404
Langual Code(s)

  • 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
  • R0418 CALIFORNIA