Does an Avocado Have Protein?


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One ounce of avocado has about 1 gram of protein, with a whole avocado containing about 3 grams of protein. Avocados are nutritious for their high concentration of good, unsaturated fats. Avocados are also good sources of folate, potassium, fiber, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and vitamins C, E and B6.

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As a vegetable, avocados have limited protein content. Protein-rich foods are typically meats, such as turkey and chicken; fish, such as salmon, halibut and tuna; and eggs, yogurt, milk and cheese. Foods a vegetarian or vegan can eat that contain high amounts of protein include tofu, soybeans, nuts and seeds.

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