Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Someone Created 'Diet' Avocados-Here's What That Even Means

A Spanish food company has just created 'diet' avocados and we are intrigued It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Someone Created Diet Avocados
Melissa Porter | 13 October, 2017, 22:34

The Avocado Light, made by Eurobanan's Isla Bonita brand, is described as having a "mild flavor" and a "juicier and lighter pulp", making it ideal for smoothies, cold soups and cocktails.

Spanish food company, Isla Bonita, have gone and created The Avocado Light.

"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.

The grower also claims that its product stays ripe longer than a traditional avocado. It's officially launching this month in Madrid -but, as of now, Isla Bonita has no plans to expand to the US.

This definitely does not mean that regular avocados are bad for you.

California Avocados said that an average avocado contains around 80 calories and around 8g of fat per serving (around 1/3 of an avocado). The avocado's always been touted as a superfood, its monounsaturated fats - the good kind - and other nutrients that may be helping to stave off things like heart disease. Joy Bauer, the Nourish Snacks founder, and nutrition expert, said that he's sceptical about "fussing with something that's not broken".

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".

Avocados are proven to be quite the superfood too, providing nutritious heart-healthy fats, about half your day's fiber, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.