King-size av­o­ca­dos go on sale at su­per­mar­ket gi­ant Asda

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

 Gi­ant av­o­ca­dos are go­ing on sale at the su­per­mar­ket Asda this week­end.

The creamy green fruits weigh be­tween 480g and 670g, more than two to three times larger than the av­er­age “large” av­o­cado.

The gi­ant ver­sions have a ra­tio of seed to flesh of 30 to 70 per cent, com­pared with the typ­i­cal 50 per cent split in reg­u­lar av­o­ca­dos, giv­ing shop­pers more for their money.

The larger amount of flesh on the Ar­gen­tini­an­grown av­o­ca­dos also means the fruit lasts longer, as high cal­cium lev­els re­duce the its “ox­i­di­s­a­tion speed”, or the time that it takes to go brown.

Nasir Ahmed, an av­o­cado tech­nol­o­gist at Asda, said: “Last year, Asda cus­tomers ate their way through 28mil­lion av­o­ca­dos, with the fruit now a cup­board, fridge and restau­rant sta­ple.

“With the na­tion’s ap­petite for them con­tin­u­ing to grow, we’re ex­cited to be in­tro­duc­ing the big­gest av­o­ca­dos on the mar­ket.”

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