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New at Marks & Spencer: pitloze snackavocado with edible peel

Cherry tomatoes, mini peppers and cocktailkomkommers in meeneemverpakkingen get a striking company at: the mini-avocado has appeared. The smaller fruits are pitloos and have an edible skin.

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The British retail chain Marks & Spencer this christmas season with a special new guest in her shelves. To the number of ‘avocadohanden’ (so injuries are called when the ontpitten not all went according to plan) to reduce, sell the chain now pitloze avocados. The fruits are with their five to eight inches is also a little smaller than an average avocado, and their skin is much thinner and therefore edible.

That would, according to the retail chain does not lie in genetic manipulation, but to nature itself: these avocados come from an unfertilized avocadobloesem. The fruit develops, but without a pit in the growth stops pretty quickly. The result: a potential new hype in foodland.

The taste varies reportedly less than that of a normal avocado. Curious avocadofans have no more time to lose, because the ‘snackvocado’ is only sold during december. A pack in Marks & Spencer will cost two pounds.

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