July 20, 2009
As promised, we dissected and examined our giant Florida avocado.
Our first observation upon cutting it in half was that it looked like any other avocado…except bigger. The pit was huge! Our second observation was that the avocado was juicy. The juice was more watery than sticky, but it caught us by surprise. We’re not sure if the juice is the result of being over ripe or if Florida avocados are just juicy in general.
Some fun facts about Florida avocados:
1. Florida avocados can weigh up to 5lbs! We’re guessing our avocado weighs around 2.5 – 3 lbs.
2. The average Florida avocado produces 2 1/2 cups of diced fruit
3. Florida avocados have less fat and fewer calories than other varieties such as Hass avocados.
4. Florida avocados are often marketed with names such as Slimcados or Lite Avocado
Once we cut the avocado up using a Chef’n Flexicado (yes, the Flexicado even works on gigantic avocados!) we tasted it. It definitely tasted like an avocado, but it was sweeter and had more of a plant taste. But that’s just us. Anyone else ever tasted a Florida avocado? We’d love to hear your thoughts!