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Old 06-26-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
Joel D Barnett
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Avocado fat blocks

Has anyone ever sat down and measured out a whole avocado with a tbs measuring spoon? I am interested on about how many blocks a medium avocado has, if there is anyone.

The last couple days I have been eating one with lunch, and sliced it thin to guestimate at 1 tbs per slice. Yesterday's was 16, today a bit smaller at 12. Just wondering if anyone has actually done the exact measurement of a medium sized.

Sorry if this topic has been covered...I looked but didn't find.

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Old 06-26-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

well, one avocado has about 30g fat, therefore if you count a fat block as 1.5 it would be 20 blocks, or if you count a fat block as 3g it would be 10.

I'm sure it would vary a lot depending on the size of the fruit, I mean your idea of 'medium' might not be the same as somebody elses.

If you want to be really anal about it, take the flesh of the fruit and weigh it on a scale.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

Thanks Laura!

I may try the weighing thing over the weekend. I have found that different peices of fruit have different sized pits as well.

I'll probably try it a couple ways....scoop, mash and measure with a spoon after weighing it. I'll do that a few times over the weekend to get an eye for it. My wife and I really like avocado and don't want to eat only nuts and olives/olive oil all the time.

If anyone else has experimented with this, please share! Or, am I being too AR?
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

Joel, I think you need to up your ICE CREAM intake...
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:00 AM   #5
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

Avocado's become a part of my nutritious breakfast, so to speak. Not always easy to get at the right stage of ripeness, but pretty darn tasty.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:07 AM   #6
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

I just found out that they are really, really good with tuna. It should have dawned on me from some of the sushi rolls I've had. I can't get enough. Tuna salad with avocado is so good it makes my mouth water!

Avocado measurement average still to come over the weekend. Just can't do it at work.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:23 AM   #7
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

I tried an Avocado this morning with breakfast... and it had almost no taste. Did I get a bad avocado, or do they have just a bland taste? It was a really dark green, almost greyish color inside.

What is Avocado supposed to taste like?

I dont mean to highjack the thread, hope noone takes offense to my question!

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Old 06-27-2008, 08:41 AM   #8
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

Grayish is a sign of rot, in my experience. Not good! The color should be slightly darkish green by the skin, but not too much. The rest of the flesh is, or should be, a rather light green. The texture should be slightly firm to the light press...with slight resistence before giving way. I hope I am describing this with some clarity! If you press the outside and it give way too easily, it is either guacamole material, or too far gone for even that. It does take a little practice. If they are hard as a rock, wait for a couple days prior to cutting into it.

Hope that helps!
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:55 AM   #9
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Thank you, I will try again the next time I go to the store!
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:37 AM   #10
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Re: Avocado fat blocks

I've already eaten a whole avocado today, and like someone has said the entire thing has around 30g fat. That's on top of almonds and olive oil already too. I love me some fat.
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