When I arrived in Birmingham a few days ago, I was greeted with a fridge full of fruits and veggies, thoughtfully stocked by my kind mother. Among the fresh produce she chose was an avocado—but this was no ordinary avocado. It was big, green, smooth-skinned, and donned a label with the words “Slim-cado.” Being the nutrition nerd that I am, I decided to do a little research to determine how these strange avocados differed from the ones I buy week in and week out.
As it turns out, I am accustomed to buying California avocados, but this other type is actually a Florida avocado. According to an article by the Nutrition Diva, Florida and California avocados differ in terms of their taste and nutrition. California avocados boast a distinctively creamier taste, along with a larger Calorie price tag—about 50 Calories per ounce. Florida avocados, however, are less buttery with a reasonable 33 Calories per ounce. This difference in Calories is the reason behind the “Slim-cado” labeling. The two varieties also can be distinguished by appearance in that California avocados are generally smaller and darker-skinned than their Floridian counterparts.
I tried the Florida avocado today in my lunch (see below), and it was alright once I added a bit of salt on it. However, I much prefer the luscious buttery flavor of the California variety.
Have you ever tried a “Slim-cado?” Do you even like avocado? What’s your favorite avocado-centric recipe?
Rewind to this morning!
I made sure to prepare a hearty breakfast this morning in anticipation of a long travel day. Given my past experience with air travel, I was a little anxious about what kind of headaches the day would bring…
As per usual, I packed a lunch to enjoy amidst my travels. Due to some annoying flight delays, I was not able to enjoy this meal until well into the afternoon. Delta airlines, you suck.
With limited fresh ingredients in the apartment and even more limited energy, I decided to rely on Annie’s for dinner.
Good night, all!
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