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Old 07-25-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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which avocado is the lowest in carbs?

i seem to remember in Dr. Atkins 1972 book, that there was more than 1 type of avocado, the most abundant of which is the Haas. I await your collective wisdom. I recently tasted a piece of avocado (July 4 weekend). It wasn't bad at all. You can still teach an old troll new tricks. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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Buy the ugly dark ones from California. They taste better, softer, mash up good for guacamole. I think they are the hass.
The light green ones are from Florida, and I would guess they are higher carb because they never get soft.
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thanks. i thought it might be the Haas. I have to go look up some recipes that involve avocado. Incidentally, there is no relation between avocado, and the spanish word 'abogado'(lawyer). The derivation is from a native American word meaning scrotum, owing to its shape. however, it must be said that are are some abogados, to whom the term 'scrotum' may be appropriately applied. FF
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Gotta watch out for those "false friends"!
Like, embarazada ≠ embarrassed!
ETA: I just learned the difference between "false cognates" and "false friends".
I had been miseducated about the meaning of false cognates

There is only 1g difference in net carbs in an entire cup of puree:
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Avocados, raw, California
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Avocados, raw, Florida

The Florida avocados have less fat...and less flavor, IMO.
I don't like the texture of them, compared to Haas.

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Hey! Stop ragging on the wonderful Florida Avocado! While many do prefer the Haas, I for one am a HUGE Florida Avocado fan. I like nothing better than a little ensalada de aguacate...which is cut up ripe avocado (and they DO get soft!) with a little bit of thinly sliced sweet onion, salt, oil and vinegar. As a side to a nice piece of grilled anything....it's my favorite summer meal. Of course the Florida Avocado has more carbs and calories since it's so much bigger than the California variety

•1 average California avocado (about 5 oz.): 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 9 grams fiber and 227 calories

•1 average Florida avocado (about 11 oz.): 7 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 17 grams fiber and 365 calories
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Do you think the differences in carb levels is just the size? Florida avocadoes tend to be larger then then the California ones. I like both but I prefer the Hass ones better if I can get them.
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Interesting language note...

You are thinking of albondingas--- meatballs/slang testicles. Abogados lol!

Aguacate Is the Spanish word for avocado. It is derived from Nauhtl language of the Aztecs in which Navajo shares many words. Ahuacatl is the word!
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Glimmergirl--No, the nutritional info (including carb count) can be based on weight or volume. That's why I linked "one cup of puree" for both.

Spanilingo--I think flat just meant that "abogado" sounds a lot like "avocado".

Another Spanish word for avocado is "palta" (which is Quechua). I grew up in Central America; a few years ago when I worked with South Americans, nobody knew what I was talking about! And saying, "the thing you make guacamole with" didn't help, because they weren't familiar with Mexican food! I had to go to the store, buy an avocado, and bring it in to work to figure out what they called it!
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Hey! Stop ragging on the wonderful Florida Avocado! While many do prefer the Haas, I for one am a HUGE Florida Avocado fan. I like nothing better than a little ensalada de aguacate...which is cut up ripe avocado (and they DO get soft!) with a little bit of thinly sliced sweet onion, salt, oil and vinegar. As a side to a nice piece of grilled anything....it's my favorite summer meal. Of course the Florida Avocado has more carbs and calories since it's so much bigger than the California variety

•1 average California avocado (about 5 oz.): 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 9 grams fiber and 227 calories

•1 average Florida avocado (about 11 oz.): 7 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 17 grams fiber and 365 calories
To each his own but but those Florida avocados to me are about as tasty as a bar of Ivory Soap I can't even remember the last time I saw one.
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Glimmergirl--No, the nutritional info (including carb count) can be based on weight or volume. That's why I linked "one cup of puree" for both.

Spanilingo--I think flat just meant that "abogado" sounds a lot like "avocado".

Another Spanish word for avocado is "palta" (which is Quechua). I grew up in Central America; a few years ago when I worked with South Americans, nobody knew what I was talking about! And saying, "the thing you make guacamole with" didn't help, because they weren't familiar with Mexican food! I had to go to the store, buy an avocado, and bring it in to work to figure out what they called it!
Hi pirate Jennie from where you? I am from Panama--- grew up there. I teach Spanish--we did a unit on indigenous languages in the Spanish World.

Abogados-albodingas-testicles-lawyers.... Still a hee hee hee!

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yes. that is what flat meant.

i will stick with the Haas. thank u all for your imput. btw: the lingual origin info i took from Wikipidia. FF
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I'm from Texas...Mexican on my mom's side...lived in Costa Rica from age 8 to 12, then Puerto Rico in 8th grade...for 3 years I had a Peruvian roommate and worked with Latinos from all over the place in a cosmetics factory. So many differences between all the Spanishes! ....I love it!!!
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thanks. i thought it might be the Haas. I have to go look up some recipes that involve avocado. Incidentally, there is no relation between avocado, and the spanish word 'abogado'(lawyer). The derivation is from a native American word meaning scrotum, owing to its shape. however, it must be said that are are some abogados, to whom the term 'scrotum' may be appropriately applied. FF
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Aguacate Is the Spanish word for avocado. It is derived from Nauhtl language of the Aztecs in which Navajo shares many words. Ahuacatl is the word!
Whereas in French, the word "avocat" is used for both "avocado" and "lawyer".
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Whereas in French, the word "avocat" is used for both "avocado" and "lawyer".

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I'm a writer so I appreciate the new words!

hmmm - bet I can use that spanish word for testicles in a book!

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The more common one is "huevos".
I've been speaking Spanish for 30 years and I've never heard them referred to as "albondigas". Maybe it's a Panamanian thing?
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I find the Florida avocade too sweet for my tastes! Mixed into a recipe it might not be noticeable though .. Flat, the avocadoes seem to be expensive this year .. like $1.50 each here in Massachusetts - I assume similar in NYC ..

I have been eating 1/4 on my cheddar salsa "sandwich" every day lately ..



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if they are too expensive, i won't buy them.

but, perhaps once in a while. After all, i have spent the better part of my life w/o them. On the other hand, with my income, a toothpick is expensive. FF
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Sometimes it's more economical to find a good guacamole and just buy that.
I discovered Aldi's recently...their guacamole is really nice!
And the package, which says it contains 4 avocados, is $3;
I can't even buy 2 avocados for $3 right now.
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The more common one is "huevos".
I've been speaking Spanish for 30 years and I've never heard them referred to as "albondigas". Maybe it's a Panamanian thing?
Huevos I knew (grew up in agricultural so cal) but you never know when a random curse word might be useful. I noted it as from someone from Panama
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