Originally Posted by Meme#1
You know, The carbcounts for Avocados is really through he roof as I was reminded yesterday when someone posted it. IDK why Atkins included it except possibly for the fat but maybe the potassium count too. Atkins said eat 1/2 but then the other 1/2 turns brown and oxidizes sooo.... it's a waste unless you eat it all or share one.
Was that where I posted stats for various supposedly high fructose foods?
I didn't mean to mislead you on the carb content. In order to keep the fructose per serving comparison consistent between the foods that were mentioned, the serving amount for the avocado was supposed to be for 1 cup of pureed avocado - which is a LOT of avocado - almost 2 whole average sized avocados.
If you're looking at one whole Hass avocado, the amount is 11.8 g total carbs, but 9.2 g of that is fiber, leaving only 2.6 g net carbs, assuming you deduct fiber. If you only eat half the avocado, there's only 5.9 total carbs, 1.3 net carbs.
For the leftover half of the avocado, you can prevent oxidation by putting the leftover avocado in the freezer (that changes the texture, so it won't be good sliced when it's thawed, but it's fine mashed), or if you'd prefer to refrigerate it overnight, so it'll still be good sliced, completely cover it with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Florida avocados are different - shiny, bright green, and much larger (about 3 times the size of a hass avocado). They have a lower fat percentage than hass, but higher carb, fiber, and sugar percentage. To do a side by side comparison, choose the same size portion (for instance 100 g) for each type of avocado.