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 Fruit of the tree Persica americana, also known as the avocado pear or alligator pear, because of its rough skin and pear shape, although it is not related to the pear. It is unusual among fruits for its high fat content, of which 12% is linoleic acid, and also for the fact that it does not ripen until after it has been removed from the tree.

Composition/100 g: (edible portion 74%) water 73.2 g, 670 kJ (160 kcal), protein 2 g, fat 14.7 g (of which 15% saturated, 72% mono-unsaturated, 13% polyunsaturated), carbohydrate 8.5 g (0.7 g sugars), fibre 6.7 g, ash 1.6 g, Ca 12mg, Fe 0.6mg,Mg 29mg, P 52mg, K 485mg, Na 7mg, Zn 0.6mg, Cu 0.2mg,Mn 0.1mg, Se 0.4μg, I 2μg, vitamin A 7μg RE (385μg carotenoids), E 2.1mg, K 21mg, B1 0.07mg, B2 0.13mg, niacin 1.7mg, B6 0.26mg, folate 81μg, pantothenate 1.4mg, C 10mg. A 75 g serving (half fruit) is a source of Cu, vitamin E, pantothenate, C, a rich source of folate.