Created by Spanish food company Isla Bonita, these new Diet Avocados reportedly ripen faster and oxidize (turn brown) slower, but the "diet" part comes specifically from the company's claim that they have 70% of most other avocados' fat content, a claim that the Spanish Hearth Foundation's Food Health Programme has certified. The Avocado Light is an exclusive variety grown in Latin America under specific climatic and soil conditions to provide all the nutritional benefits of a regular avocado but with 30 per cent less fat.
According to California Avocados, the typical avocado fruit has about 80 calories and 8 grams of fat in one a serving, which his one-third of an entire fruit.
However, a morning avocado on toast could be less virtuous than you think, with the UK's National Health Service recommending only one half as a portion size. 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.
Nobody asked for a low-fat avocado, but Spain is giving it to us anyway.
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".