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07-08-2003, 03:43 PM
I love these espeacially on sandwichs. It really helps on making a mouthwaterin sandwich without the mayo. I know these are good at helping to prevent CHD, but are there any major disadvantages to eating them?

07-08-2003, 03:47 PM
birds can die from eating them

07-08-2003, 03:52 PM
thanks raniali. I guess that means I need to stop eating them :D

07-08-2003, 04:47 PM
Good source of monounsaturated fat:)

1 fruit (173g) without skin and seeds

Water g 125.529
Energy kcal 306.210
Energy kj 1281.930
Protein g 3.650
Total lipid (fat) g 29.981
Ash g 1.886
Carbohydrate, by difference g 11.954
Fiber, total dietary g 8.477
Calcium, Ca mg 19.030
Iron, Fe mg 2.041
Magnesium, Mg mg 70.930
Phosphorus, P mg 72.660
Potassium, K mg 1096.820
Sodium, Na mg 20.760
Zinc, Zn mg 0.727
Copper, Cu mg 0.460
Manganese, Mn mg 0.422
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 13.667
Thiamin mg 0.187
Riboflavin mg 0.211
Niacin mg 3.323
Pantothenic acid mg 1.680
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.484
Folate, total mcg 114.180
Folic acid mcg 0.000
Folate, food mcg 114.180
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 114.180
Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.000
Vitamin A, IU IU 1058.760
Retinol mcg 0.000
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 53.630
Vitamin E mg_ATE 2.318
Tocopherol, alpha mg 2.318
Fatty acids, total saturated g 4.481
16:0 g 4.456
18:0 g 0.024
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 19.395
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.957
18:1 undifferentiated g 18.438
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 3.531
18:2 undifferentiated g 3.323
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.199
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.009

07-08-2003, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by p_t
I know these are good at helping to prevent CHD, but are there any major disadvantages to eating them?

If you don't mind me asking, what's CHD? :)

07-08-2003, 11:41 PM
Coranary Heart Disease.

And even thouhg I appriciat the answer bradley, I'm kinda confused on what it means, so I'm taking it as a :thumbup: on the avacado.

07-09-2003, 01:58 AM
hmm... guess i'll have to start ordering these with my sandiwches

07-09-2003, 03:12 AM
Serum lipid effects of a high-monounsaturated fat diet based on macadamia nuts.

Curb JD, Wergowske G, Dobbs JC, Abbott RD, Huang B.

Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu 96817, USA. curb@phri.hawaii-health.com

BACKGROUND: Recent studies have identified potential beneficial effects of eating nuts, most of which have substantial amounts of monounsaturated fats. Macadamia nuts are 75% fat by weight, 80% of which is monounsaturated. OBJECTIVE: To examine variations in serum lipid levels in response to a high-monounsaturated fat diet based on macadamia nuts. METHODS: A randomized crossover trial of three 30-day diets was conducted in 30 volunteers aged 18 to 53 years from a free-living population. Each was fed a "typical American" diet high in saturated fat (37% energy from fat); an American Heart Association Step 1 diet (30% energy from fat); and a macadamia nut-based monounsaturated fat diet (37% energy from fat) in random order. Serum total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels were measured. RESULTS: Mean total cholesterol level after the typical American diet was 5.20 mmol/L (201 mg/dL). After the Step 1 diet and the macadamia nut diet, total cholesterol level was 4.99 mmol/L (193 mg/dL) and 4.95 mmol/L (191 mg/dL), respectively. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level was 3.37 mmol/L (130 mg/dL) (typical diet), 3.21 mmol/L (124 mg/dL) (Step 1 diet), and 3.22 mmol/L (125 mg/dL) (macadamia nut diet). High-density lipoprotein cholesterol level was 1.43 mmol/L (55 mg/dL) (typical), 1.34 mmol/L (52 mg/dL) (Step 1), and 1.37 mmol/L (53 mg/dL) (macadamia nut). Lipid values after the Step 1 and macadamia nut diets were significantly different from those after the typical diet (P<.05). CONCLUSIONS: The macadamia nut-based diet high in monounsaturated fat and the moderately low-fat diet both had potentially beneficial effects on cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels when compared with a typical American diet.