If adding avocados to your diet to help with weight loss, Florida avocados have a lower fat content than Hass avocados and therefore have an overall lower calorie count. Florida avocado tastes are much milder when comparing them to Hass avocados.
Florida avocados remain shiny green when ripe. When a Florida avocado starts to turn brown, that means the fruit is beginning to rot, whereas a Hass Avocado turns purplish-black when ready to eat.
Of course, adding healthy fruits to your daily diet is wise. However, eating organic fruits is smarter. Why? No chemicals. Eating foods with minimal chemicals helps prevent early illness.
Florida avocados are native to Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America. They were first introduced into Florida from the West Indies as “alligator pears” by Henry Perrine in 1833. Florida is credited with being the first State in America to cultivate avocados.