The Hass Avocado has become a food phenomenon, taking over restaurant menus, dinner tables and social media posts everywhere. From toast to tacos, demand for this buttery fruit is at an all-time high. Avocados have been grown and eaten for thousands of years, — there are now more than 400 different varieties — but the Hass didn’t exist until the late 1920s.
With their creamy texture and rich, buttery flavor it may come as no surprise that avocados are a high calorie food. Although nutrient dense, many health professionals have questioned the health-benefits of avocados. Avocados contain unsaturated fats, a heart-healthy fat commonly found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. But, is this a “good” or “bad” fat? Ah, the eternal question.