Table 3

Average daily nutrient intakes for avocado consumers and non-consumers1
Component Consumers (n = 347) Non-consumers (n = 17,220) p-value
Calories, kcal 2250 ± 652 2190 ± 11 n.s.3
Total fats (g) 92.0 ± 1.6 82.9 ± 0.3 <0.0001
Monounsaturated fat (g) 36.3 ± 0.6 30.7 ± 0.1 <0.0001
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 19.5 ± 0.5 17.4 ± 0.1 <0.0001
Carbohydrates (g) 250 ± 4.2 266 ± 0.9 <0.001
Dietary fiber (g) 21.5 ± 0.8 15.8 ± 0.2 <0.0001
Vitamin E, as α-tocopherol (mg) 9.0 ± 0.4 7.3 ± 0.1 0.0001
Vitamin K, μg 141 ± 13 95.5 ± 1.9 0.0013
Magnesium (mg) 328 ± 7.9 290 ± 1.8 <0.0001
Potassium (mg) 3133 ± 56.9 2710 ±13.7 <0.0001
Sodium (mg) 3359 ± 67.6 3491 ±12.3 n.s.

1Data Source: NHANES 2001–2008, n = 17,567; analyses adjusted for complex sample design using sample weights with age, gender, ethnicity, poverty income ratio, self-reported physical activity level, smoking status, alcohol intake, and energy intake (except for calories) as covariates.

2Least square mean ± standard error of the mean.

3n.s.: not significant.

Fulgoni et al.

Fulgoni et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-1

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