All avo lovers know how slippery the pit of an avocado can be, which can be dangerous if we aren’t careful.
To combat the danger of the avo pit, Marks and Spencer (a British supermarket chain) has created a safer avocado–one with no seed in the center.
A seedless avocado is seen as much safer because when cutting through a normal avocado it is easy to slice through the soft skin and slip on the slimy pit, which can cause the knife to ricochet from the pit and towards your “avocado hand”–a term coined by both surgeons and amateur chefs.
The cool thing about seedless avocados is that they are able to be eaten skin and all! But if eating avocado skin has never really been your thing don’t worry, you can still resort to squeezing the smooth insides out like toothpaste. Win, win!
If you’re wondering how safer avocados are even possible, they’re the result of an unpollinated avocado blossom. These modified avos are about 5 to 8 centimetres smaller than regular avocados but taste just as creamy and delicious as their dangerous counterparts.
The only downside of pit-less avocados is that they’re only available in the UK and are sold at a high price: £2 (3.46 AU) per avocado.
Although with prices that high, we could just listen to the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons by warning people of the safety risk by simply putting safety labels on the pit-infused avocados.