Avoid ‘av­o­cado hand’ with stone­less ver­sion of fruit

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

 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.

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