It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Someone Created Diet Avocados

Leslie Hanson
October 13, 2017

"The monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids present in avocados help to promote a healthy blood lipid profile", says Maya Feller, R.D.N.

Isla Bonita claims their Avocado Light has up to 30 percent less fat than ordinary fruits.

They also ripen faster and turn brown slower.

The fruit's nutritional make-up has been independently verified in laboratories in the country of origin and it carries the seal of approval from the Spanish Hearth Foundation's Food Health Programme, certifying that it is a product with reduced fat content.

An average avocado has between 20g and 30g of fat, most of which is monosaturated fat which has been linked to reducing cholestrol and lowering the risk of cancer and heart disease, reported the BBC.

It will be officially launched at this month's Fruit Attraction trade fair in Madrid and is being sold in supermarkets and specialist stores.

A representative for the company behind it told industry magazine Fruitnet the light version could mark the "second big jump in the development of the avocado market". You never know though, trends catch on quickly and we could shortly be seeing diet avocados in the local corner shop.

It was unclear if the fruit tasted any different but its makers said it has a "soft and pleasant pulp".

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