If calories or grams of fat were ever a concern (or thought in your mind) while polishing off another slice of avocado toast, we've got some interesting news for you: Spanish brand Isla Bonita scienced up a low-fat type of avocado, known as "Aguacate Light" (literally light avocado). Ramón Rey, director of the global and marketing area of Isla Bonita, told FreshPlaza.com that some people pass on avocados (definitely not us!) because "their nutritional advantages don't compensate for their high caloric value". Note: This does not mean that regular avocados are unhealthy. It was discovered when 32 different varieties of avocados were analyzed in 6 different countries.
The grower also claims that its product stays ripe longer than a traditional avocado. It will be launching officially this month, and does not yet have plans for transfer to the US.
The Avocado Light has a third less fat than normal versions - and as an extra bonus, the new fruit reportedly ripen much faster and crucially turn brown a lot slower.
California Avocados said that an average avocado contains around 80 calories and around 8g of fat per serving (around 1/3 of an avocado).
Nobody asked for a low-fat avocado, but Spain is giving it to us anyway.
Many are sceptical of the diet fruit, and wonder why it was necessary. "Studies have found that people who consume avocados as part of a balanced healthy diet have smaller waist circumference and are less likely to overeat and are more successful in losing weight and maintaining lost weight".
Kari Glassman, another nutritionist also said: "This sounds like an terrible idea to me!"