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Calories in a Half Avocado

by
author image Carolyn Robbins
Carolyn Robbins began writing in 2006. Her work appears on various websites and covers various topics including neuroscience, physiology, nutrition and fitness. Robbins graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and theology from Saint Vincent College.
Calories in a Half Avocado
Although avocados are higher in calories than most fruits, they can still be part of a healthy diet when consumed in moderation. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

The calorie count in half an avocado depends on the type and size. California avocados have a dark-green, bumpy peel and are small enough to hold in the palm of your hand. Florida avocados are larger with a light-green, almost smooth skin. Although avocados are higher in calories than most fruits, they can still be part of a healthy diet when consumed in moderation.

Total Calories

Although Florida avocados are the larger of the two types typically found in stores, they have fewer calories per gram. Half of a Florida avocado weighing 304 grams has roughly 180 calories. Half of a smaller, but richer, California avocado weighing 136 grams has about 113 calories.

Considerations

Avocados are a high-calorie, high-fat food, but they offer 20 different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The mono- and polyunsaturated fats found in avocados make them a heart-healthy replacement for butter, margarine and other foods containing trans- and saturated fats. Avocados are also sodium- and cholesterol-free.

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