Optimally ripe avocados are typically known for their silky, creamy texture and rich flavors (which some people describe as "nutty" or "nut-like"). Once ripe, they can be kept refrigerated for up to a week.
One-third of a medium avocado (50g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a greatnutrient dense food choice. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat – good fat! Avocados are naturally sodium, sugar and cholesterol free.