Vitamins in Avocados
A vitamin is an organic substance present in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs. The vitamins are essential to normal metabolism. Insufficient amounts in diet may cause deficiency diseases so it’s important to make sure that your diet is well balanced in order to achieve good health and avoid diseases.
The essential vitamins present in Avocados are: Vitamin A (146 IU), Vitamin B-9 (81 mg) and Vitamin K (21.0 µg).
Nutrition Facts for 100g
Daily values based in a diet 2,000 kcal
Vitamin B-6 (also knows and pyridoxine) deficiency can lead to nerve damage in the hands and feet. Vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. 100 grams of Avocados contains 0.3 milligrams of Vitamin B-6, that’s the 13% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is abundant in vegetables and fruits. A water-soluble vitamin powerful antioxidant, it helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels and skin. 100 grams of Avocados contains 10.0 milligrams of Vitamin C, that’s the 17% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes against damage caused by free radicals and prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Vitamin E is a group of eight compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. 100 grams of Avocados contains 2.07 milligrams of Vitamin E, that’s the 14% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient necessary for responding to injuries, and may also be helpful for bone health, reduce bones loss, and decrease risk of bone fractures. It also help to prevent calcification of arteries and other soft tissue. In 100 grams of Avocados, you can find 21.0 micrograms of Vitamin K. It provides the 26% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.
More commonly known as thiamin, the Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin and part of the B vitamin family. B vitamins help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system. In 100 grams of Avocados, you can find 0.06 milligrams of Vitamin B-1. It provides the 4% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body, and is necessary for energy production and normal cell function and growth. 0.13 milligrams of Vitamin B2 can be found on every 100 grams of Avocados, the 8% of the total daily recommended Vitamin B2 intake.
The pantothenic acid (or Vitamin B5) is a water-soluble nutrient that help support adrenal function and a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B5 can be found in nearly every food. In 100 grams of Avocados, you can find 1.38 milligrams of Vitamin B5. It provides the 14% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.
Vitamin B9 is essential for human growth and development, encourages normal nerve and proper brain functioning, and may help reduce blood-levels of the amino acid homocysteine. 81 micrograms of Vitamin B9 can be found on every 100 grams of Avocados, the 20% of the total daily recommended Vitamin B-9 intake.
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