Avoid ‘avocado hand’ with stoneless version of fruit
For amateur chefs struggling with the scourge of removing the slippery seed from the centre of their avocados, help is at hand.
Stoneless avocados, which can be eaten whole, or peeled by cutting off one end and squeezing the flesh out like toothpaste from a tube, have been introduced by Marks & Spencer.
The fruit is the result of an unpollinated avocado blossom which develops without a seed. They are roughly half the average length of a regular avocado.
They could help reduce instances of “avocado hand”. Surgeons have reported that growing numbers of people were injuring themselves while cutting into avocados, with the slippery pit causing knives to slide into palms and fingers. The avocados are grown in Spain and only available in December, and will be sold for £2.