Once I went grocery shopping and saw very unusual avocados. These avocados were huge! The avocadoes were a giant size, and had green smooth skins. They were labeled as “Florida Lowfat Avocado”.
I love avocados and guacamole, so of course I had to try to new kind of avocado that I’ve never tried before. So I bought the giant avocado and tried it as soon as I got home.
Here’s the picture I took of the giant avocado next to the regular common Haas avocado.In addition to the size difference, notice the difference in the color and texture of avocado skin!
The giant avocado is green, but it is perfectly ripe. This avocado variety is supposed to be green like this. See also: how to tell if an avocado is ripe.
Here’s the picture of the giant avocado in my hand :)
OK, time to make guacamole. I cut the giant avocado in half! Here’s the picture of the giant avocado half in my hand. Look at that giant avocado pit!
Next, I took out the pit, scooped out the avocado flesh with a spoon and made guacamole out of the giant avocado. Here’s the picture of that guacamole in a bowl:
Now, the most important question: how did the giant avocado taste? Unfortunately, not that good. Remember, that avocado variety is also lowfat in addition to being giant :) So that guacamole TASTED lowfat!
The giant lowfat avocado tasted closer to mashed green peas than to an avocado. Also, it’s texture was kind of lumpy and stringy no matter how much I mashed it – not the usual smooth buttery green goodness.
If you want to save on calories when eating guacamole, just eat a smaller portion of regular guacamole. At least you’ll get a taste of what a good avocado should taste like. If you like good guac, you will not like the lowfat avocado. I’m not buying those giant lowfat avocados ever again!