Is guacamole good for you?
Fresh, homemade guacamole can be good for you. It is high in dietary fiber, potassium (more than a banana!) and vitamins C, K, folate and B5. It is low in sugar and has no cholesterol.
However, due to its high calorie and high fat content, it should be eaten in moderation. Commercial, pre-made guacamole can be high in sodium.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans consume over 8 million pounds of guacamole. On Cinco de Mayo, there are even more avocados smashed up, with 14 million pounds of guacamole consumed.
In guacamole news, Taco Bell just announced it will be offering a new guacamole with the freshest ingredients as part of its upcoming Cantina Bell menu. Look for guacamole made from 100% Hass avocados, and blended with tomato, jalapeno, onion, cilantro and lemon juice. Look for the new Taco Bell menu nationwide on July 5.