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What kind of fat is in avocados?


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Avocados contain mostly monounsaturated fat in the form of the fatty acid oleic acid. Oleic acid is considered a healthy fat. Avocados also contain small amounts of saturated and polyunsaturated fat.

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Unlike other fruits, avocados are very high in fat. In fact, 77% of their calories come from fat (1). Avocados contain mostly monounsaturated fat, plus a small amount of saturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. Most of that monounsaturated fat is oleic acid, the same fatty acid found in olive oil.

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