What kind of fat is in avocados?
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.
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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