NEW FOOD FRIDAY FLASH – SLIMCADO LITE

16 Oct

I’m always on the lookout for new food products and I came across this one at my local Kroger. For those of you who love avocadoes but hate the fat and the calories, this Slimcado has 50% less fat and 35% less calories than a regular avocado. Therefore, it is my choice for this month’s NEW FOOD FRIDAY FLASH.

A Slimcado tastes just like a regular avocado. It looks just like a regular avocado.

Slimcado

Slimcado Lite

But it is much bigger than a regular avocado. The skin stays green, it does not turn black like other avocadoes.  I paid $1.00 for this “medium” sized “avocado.” The cashier must have keyed it in wrong because there is no way this is a medium avocado.

Once home, I let it ripen for four days. In my haste to try it, apparently I didn’t let it ripen enough so it was still a bit too firm even though it had some give when I pressed it. I decided to wrap the remaining Slimcado in plastic wrap to see if it would ripen further.

Here are the nutrition facts from the www.brookstropicals.com website:

 1 cup             276 calories

Total Fat:        23.1g

Sat Fat:            4.5 g

Mono Fat:       12.7g

Poly Fat:         3.9g

Omega 3:        221mg

Omega 6:        3634mg

Cholesterol:    0

Sodium:           4.6mg

Carb:               18.4g

Fiber:               12.9g

Sugar:             5.6g

Protein:           5.1g

Vitamin C:       40mg

Potassium:      807mg

I know people like to add sliced avocado to their sandwiches and salads, or to make guacamole, but I like to eat avocado straight from the skin with a spoon as a snack. I halve it lengthwise, cover the remaining avocado with the pit still intact then wrap it in plastic wrap for another day. I won’t be doing that with the Slimcado. It’s too big!

Slimcado Avocado

I cut about 1/4 of the Slimcado to try it but you can see how big it was compared to my garden gloves!

However, a Slimcado would make an ideal vessel for stuffing! An ice cream scoop of shrimp or crab salad perhaps? Their website gives detailed instructions on how to cut up this Slimcado including photos. Click on the How to cut up a Slimcado link.

Keep your eyes peeled for a Slimcado. I think these are going to become a big hit!

If you would like more information about the Slimcado, go to www.brookstropicals.com

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9 Responses to “NEW FOOD FRIDAY FLASH – SLIMCADO LITE”

  1. Helen November 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    These really do look great! I don’t mind eating regular avocados but for anyone conscious of their calories etc, they will surely become a hit 🙂

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    • Marcella Rousseau November 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

      And I haven’t seen them since! Isn’t that always the way when I find something I like around here! It’s infuriating!

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      • Helen November 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

        Hopefully, they’ll be back in the shops soon.

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        • Marcella Rousseau November 12, 2015 at 11:23 am #

          I did see some but not as many as the first batch and these were much smaller.

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          • Helen November 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

            At least it seems hopeful they weren’t just a one-off!

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            • Marcella Rousseau November 24, 2015 at 11:29 am #

              i received info from the brookstropicals people who said slimcadoes have been around for 75 years! Who knew?

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              • Helen November 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

                Yes indeed!

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  2. Gerard Villanueva October 17, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    I haven’t seen these yet, but will pick one up when I do. It sure has my curiosity and looks like something many will want to try. I’m one who also likes to eat them with a spoon out of their skin. Just a little salt and pepper and a squeeze from a lime is all I need with it.

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