September 30/Lab Business Week -- Embrace the green stuff and forget old-school thinking -- avocados are great for you.

Ounce-per-ounce they are packed with nutrients -- touting 60% more potassium than bananas -- and loaded with lutein which protects against prostate cancer and eye diseases says the food scientist at Wholly Guacamole, a guacamole maker.

Studies show that their "good fats" effectively reduce cholesterol levels. Now, researchers at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center say that avocados have cancer fighting power, against oral cancer and possibly other types of cancer.

Guacamole was originally invented by the Aztecs as a nutritious snack. In fact, three tablespoons of all natural guacamole with a hand full of carrots has just 94 calories -- less than a cup of low-fat milk.

From the September 24, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash