Avocado and Warfarin
By: Alere Staff
Avocados have grown in popularity recently and can be found in most supermarkets. Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are rich in monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. Because of the monounsaturated faty acides, avocados may lower total serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and apolipoprotein B. It may also increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) serum cholesterol levels.1
Avocados are higher in protein and fiber than most fruits. They contain good amounts of manganese, phosphorous, iron, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin C, Beta-carotene, thiamin, and riboflavin.
Interactions with Warfarin
Avocado is a fruit fortified with many vitamins and minerals needed for proper health. There is little clinical information about warfarin and avocados. And according to the USDA, avocados are low in vitamin K, about 6 micrograms of vitamin K per oz of avocado.1
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2004. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 17. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp.