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Avocado (Persea americana) is a fruit which rich in fat..
Avocados are a wealthy source of nutrition and phytochemicals. Although some from the individual phytochemicals found in avocado have been nicely characterized, excellent uncharacterized phytochemicals are being found with possible activity.

Benefits of Avocado

1.Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious,  rich in Vitamin K,C,B5,B6,E,Folate,Potassium
2.Monounsaturated Fatty Acids good for heart health
3.rich in fiber, anti oxidant, anti cancerous, useful in arthritis pain

 

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES


1. Vasorelaxant activity

P. americana may also act by activating PGI2 and PGE2 receptors. The vasorelaxant effect may also be produced by the inhibition of Ca2+ mobilization through voltage-dependent channels and, to a lesser extent, through receptor-operated channels

2. Analgesic and antiinflammatory activity


The aqueous extract of P. americana leaves caused a significant and dose-dependent inhibition of the control writhes

3.Hypotensive activity

P. americana leaf aqueous and methanol extract used on anesthetized rats produced dose-related hypotensive effects

4.Anticonvulsant effect


experimental use suggests that the plant could be useful in both petit and grand mal types of epilepsy.
leaf aqueous extract might have inhibited and/or attenuated PTZ-, PCT- and BCL-induced seizures of the mice used by enhancing, or in some ways interfering with, GABAergic action and/or neurotransmission

5. Wound healing activity


fruit extract showed wound healing activity

6.Antiulcer effect


The extract produced significant and dose-dependent antiulcer activity against indomethacin- and ethanol-induced ulcers in rat

7.Antihepatotoxic activity


Martins Ekor et al carried out a study on l. activity in rats. The methanolic extract of P. americana could be protective against toxicity and oxidative stress arising from acute paracetamol intoxication. The mechanism of this protection is probably due to an antioxidant action of catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione

8.Antioxidant activity


The antioxidant activity exhibited by the methanolic leaf extract

 

9.Hypoglycemic activity


Aqueous leaf extract is useful

 

10.Effect on body weight


leaf extracts increase the catabolism of lipids accumulated in the adipose tissue, resulting in a decrease in the mean body weight

 

 

 

 

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Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy

670 kJ (160 kcal)

 

Carbohydrates

8.53 g

Sugars

0.66 g

Dietary fiber

6.7 g

 

Fat

14.66 g

Saturated

2.13 g

Monounsaturated

9.80 g

Polyunsaturated

1.82 g

 

Protein

2 g

 

Vitamins

Quantity%DV

Vitamin A equiv.

beta-Carotene

lutein zeaxanthin

1%

7 μg

1%

62 μg

271 μg

Thiamine (B1)

6%

0.067 mg

Riboflavin (B2)

11%

0.13 mg

Niacin (B3)

12%

1.738 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)

28%

1.389 mg

Vitamin B6

20%

0.257 mg

Folate (B9)

20%

81 μg

Vitamin C

12%

10 mg

Vitamin E

14%

2.07 mg

Vitamin K

20%

21 μg

 

Minerals

Quantity%DV

Calcium

1%

12 mg

Iron

4%

0.55 mg

Magnesium

8%

29 mg

Manganese

7%

0.142 mg

Phosphorus

7%

52 mg

Potassium

10%

485 mg

Sodium

0%

7 mg

Zinc

7%

0.64 mg

 

Other constituents

Quantity

Water

73.23 g

Fluoride

7 µg

Beta-sitosterol

76 mg