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How much cholesterol is in an avocado?

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There is no cholesterol in an avocado. A serving of avocado, which is 1/5 of a medium-sized avocado, contains 50 calories and 4.5 grams of fat.

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Avocados are nutrient-dense and packed with 20 different minerals and vitamins, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, fiber and Vitamins K, B6, C and E. Avocados are also a good source of potassium, and increasing intake of potassium may help to lower blood pressure. According to The California Avocado Commission, a low-salt diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke, which is the fifth-leading cause of death among men.

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