Another day, another avocado update. We’ve seen the launch of mini avocados, golden avocados and entire restaurants dedicated to the perfect, creamy, dreamy fruit, but the latest avo innovation has sparked mixed emotions in fruit fans – a diet, low fat avocado.
Eurobanan’s Isla Bonita brand, a Spanish fruit company, is now rolling out a new product they are calling “Avocado Light”.
The new product is a lower-calorie, low-fat version of a traditional avocado that has 30% less fat than a typical variety, a claim certified by The Spanish Heart Foundation’s Food Health Programme.
Isla Bonita says the avocado, which has a mild flavor, is “naturally grown” and was discovered after analyzing 32 varieties in six different countries.
The variety supposedly tastes just like a regular avocado, and what’s more it even maintains its ripeness longer than traditional avocados.
The low fat avocado is officially launching this month in Madrid, but as of now, Isla Bonita has no plans to bring it to the Ireland.
But given that avocados are full of good fats, mostly monosaturated fat, which has been linked to the reduction of cholesterol and lowered risk of cancer and heart disease, we’re kind of okay with that.