It's about to get even easier for a generation of pampered of avocado lovers to enjoy a delicious piece of creamy avocado toast.
A British company has just started selling avocados without pits as a way to reduce the risk of people slicing themselves while trying to cut open the fruit. In case you were wondering, doctors say "avocado hand” (as this hazard is labeled) is real — and they're seeing more and more cases as the fruit's popularity continues to rise!
But avocado toast and guacamole-loving Americans shouldn't get too excited just yet: The seedless fruits are only available across the pond through U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S). The "cocktail avocado," as the chain is calling it, is smaller and more elongated than traditional versions available in the U.S. like Hass, and they usually measure just 2 to 3 inches in length. In another incredible innovation, the skin of this avocado is smooth and you can actually eat it.
“This amazing 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,” M&S food technology specialist Charlotte Curtis said in a statement.
The seedless avocados are the result of an unpollinated avocado blossom that develops without a seed. The fruit is grown in Spain and available only during December, when they are usually sent to food markets in Paris — but M&S was able to obtain a limited supply this year for select stores.