Monday, June 18, 2007

SlimCados, avocados that trim fat and calories

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Brooks Tropicals, the specialist in tropical fruit and vegetables, markets its avocado’s through an innovative concept. While the most common avocado consumed in the US is the Hass avocado, Brooks Tropicals grows and packs a range of avocado varieties called SlimCados which share one common characteristic: they have less fat (up to half) and fewer calories (up to 35%) than a Californian Hass avocado.

While the climate conditions where the Hass avocados are grown are typically dry, the SlimCado has its roots in the hot and humid environments of the subtropics helping to give the SlimCado its nutritional advantage.

Many Latin Americans are familiar with the smooth green-skinned avocados having grown up eating them. Today the SlimCado finds a broader audience that likes having avocados in salads, on sandwiches, garnishing soups without the additional calories or fat. There’s no need to wait for a special occasion to have guacamole.

Each SlimCado carries a label with the address of the companies’ website on it, which allows many consumers to find their way to more information about the SlimCado.

Brooks Tropicals, which is in business since 1928, grows SlimCado avocadoes on an acreage of 6.000 in the area south of Miami, Florida.

For more information about Brooks Tropicals’ SlimCado avocados:
Brooks Tropicals
Mary Ostlund
Director of Marketing
(305)247-3544 ext. 372