Low-Fat Avocado Means More Avocado in Your Belly

Move over, skim milk, there’s a new sheriff in town.

By Ethan L. Johns
October 10, 2017

Ah the infamous “diet.” We almost went on one of those once, but then we didn’t, because we love to eat calorically-rich, fatty, nutritious avocados. Good thing the low-fat avocado is rolling around to save us from ourselves.

Avocado Light, a new variety of the green, crocodile-style tree fruit, was developed by the Spanish fruit and vegetable company Eurobanan and will be sold beginning this month under their Isla Bonita label. With lab results showing that this avocado contains 30 percent less fat than other varieties, this avocado is definitely… low-fat. We won’t say healthy, because, as it turns out, fat is a necessary part of the human diet, when consumed in moderation. Go figure! What 30 percent less fat does mean, is that you can eat 30 percent more avocado! Or something like that (#math).

Avocados contain lots of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, according to Time, which will keep your heart ticking and can even help to prevent metabolic syndrome. They are also an excellent source of fiber, which means that you will stay full and your colon will stay happy.

Sadly for the world, the low-fat avocado is only available in Spain, so if you want to eat these bad boys (did you know that avocado trees are actually "transgender"?) you’ll have to fill up your suitcase and bring them home with you. Disclaimer: we do not endorse international fruit smuggling.

Looking for ways to increase your avo-intake? Start by whipping up some guac or maybe try it on toast.

Still hungry? Follow Genius Kitchen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for even more fresh food news, served daily. Use #GeniusKitchen to let us know what you're sharing!

get the Food.com app.

Watch on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Roku, or Fire TV.

Learn More

About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns