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August 15, 2000

Meal Planning, Food and Diet

Question from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:

Our 18 month old child was just diagnosed with type 1. He is a lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and likes avocados. We have been searching for the carb content on them, and have not been able to locate the amount. Can you help? Also, are avocados a source of protein?


From: DTeam Staff

According to the California Avocado Board — and they ought to know! — 1/5 of a medium avocado contains 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrate (which is all in the form of fiber, so it should not raise blood sugar), and only 1 gram of protein. The fat in avocados are mostly of the monounsaturated type, so they’re great for heart health. In addition, avocados contain vitamin A and phytochemicals thought to be valuable in preventing both cancer and heart disease. They are a great, healthy food choice for your son and the rest of the family.