guacamole sauce?

I know that guacamole sauce (is that how you spell, it, if not I mean the green sauce people put on tortilla chips and fajitas and stuff) is high in calories. But is it empty calories or filled with nutrients and things like that? I dont really care how many cals it has, I just want to know if it has any health benefits, and If you can , basically whats in it?

also whats cilantro?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Cilantro is an herb.

    Guacamole is made from avocados which are high in fats but also loads of great nutrients.

    Avocados are a good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and copper. Avocados are also a good source of potassium: they are higher in potassium than a medium banana.

    Although they are fruits, avocados have a high fat content of between 71 to 88% of their total calories - about 20 times the average for other fruits. A typical avocado contains 30 grams of fat, but 20 of these fat grams are health-promoting monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well homemade guacamole is full of lovely oils that are rich in vitamins, fatty acids etc. The peppers and seasonings you put in it are also full of vitamins etc. So if you're going to eat a fat filled treat it is the one to pick. Guacamole usually contains: avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, and fresh lime juice.

    Cilantro is a flat leaf type of parsley with an unusual taste. Some love it others despise it. It is used a great deal in Mexican and some Thai cooking. You can find it in almost any grocery store that sells fresh parsley.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In addition to being a possible aphrodisiac (scientists have neither denied nor confirmed the validity of this claim), guacamole has several nutritional benefits. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas, are high in vitamin A, and are the richest fruit source of Beta-sitosterol, a compound that interferes with cholesterol absorption, as well as Glutathione, which functions as an antioxidant. Prepared guacamole contains additional antioxidants and vitamin C from tomatoes. Still, guacamole is best eaten in moderation because of its relatively high fat content (approximately 4.5 grams of fat per ounce).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, the oil from the avocado(which guacamole comes from) is good for you. Cilantro is a green herb that you use to put in beans and tacos.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Guacamole's main ingredient is the Avocado...

    Beneficial Uses:

    Avocado is exceptionally nutritious; it is a wonderful source of phytonutrients, which are thought to help combat many diseases. Its high potassium content helps to balance electrolytes and prevent cramps. Moreover, Avocado acts as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene, as well as lutein.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Avocado is good for you! http://www.avocado.org/press/nutrition_facts.php

    Cilantro - pronounced [sih-LAHN-troh]

    This member of the carrot family is also referred to as Chinese Parsley and Coriander. It is actually the leaves (and stems) of the Coriander plant. Cilantro has a very pungent odor and is widely used in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cooking. The Cilantro leaves look a bit like flat Italian parsley and in fact are related.

    *edit* oops fixed the link :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Avacados are good for you, and if you use garlic and onions in it they are good for you too.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it is good for you ,you never see them guys eating anything bad:)

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