Uncle Matt's Organic's sixth crop of Florida-grown organic avocados are now available starting this month and running through December.
Eight of the most popular varieties of green-skinned avocados will be harvested from a second-generation Florida avocado grower in Homestead, Fla., and will be available to grocers nationwide.
"These avocado varieties are specific and unique to Florida and are grown in South Florida," says Matt McLean, founder and CEO of Uncle Matt's. "We have partnered with longtime family friend and grower, Murray Bass, and Twin Meadows LLC to produce this high-quality nutritional fruit that differs in size, color and taste from Mexican varieties."
Florida avocado varieties tend to be larger and greener than their Mexican counterparts and offer important health benefits. Florida organic avocados contain less fat and fewer calories than the popular Hass avocado. They are a good source of dietary fiber, folate, potassium, as well as Vitamins B6 and C. Avocados are also a source of the "good kind of fat" due to oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
Uncle Matt's avocados are USDA certified organic and are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Uncle Matt's will offer the following varieties at different times throughout the six-month season: Donnie, Simmonds, Nesbitt, Beta, Tonnage, Black Prince, Hall and Monroe.
Uncle Matt’s Organic Florida “green skin” avocados are available at Publix and regional Whole Foods. Our avocados are also available through our organic distributor network in select regions.