Stop what you're doing, you can now buy STONELESS avocados

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 7, 2017

The so-called Cocktail Avocados are entirely edible, which means you can eat the skin as well.

The Cocktail Avocados look like gherkins, and only grow to between five and eight centimetres in length. That's right, the stone in the middle (responsible for numerous 'avocado hand' injuries) has gone.

The fruit develops without a seed which in turns stops the growth, creating a small, seedless fruit.

M&S agronomist Charlotte Curtis said: "This fantastic fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we're very excited to have finally been able to get hold of some for our customers to try".

Avocados are packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, vitamin K, folate and antioxidants and contain more potassium per gram than bananas.

Sadly, they're just as expensive as normal avocados though, as M&S are selling them at £2 a pack.

Leading plastic surgeon Simon Eccles has said he treats about four patients a week at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for knife wounds caused by cutting into the fruit.Cocktail avocados cost about £2 for a pack - so for a bruch of smashed avocado on sour dougth toast it might be better to opt for the originals.

M&S said stoneless avocados were usually sent to Paris, where chefs use them in high-end restaurants, but the retailer had managed to source a limited supply this year.

'This incredible fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we're very excited to have finally been able to get hold of some for our customers to try.

Curtis said she expected them to sell out quickly, adding: "My top tip is to try them deep fried".

Brits' love of avocados shows no sign of slowing down, with Iceland making waves earlier this year with their launch of frozen pre-sliced avocado.

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