Low-fat avocados are actual things that exist, apparently

Low-fat avocados are actual things that exist, apparently

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Fatty avocados are the perfect fruit: a healthy fat, ready to adorn your salad/toast/insert food here with a dose of creamy, green goodness. 

Yet the marketing powers that be want you to consider an alternative: The low-fat avocado. 

Per Fresh Plaza, Spanish produce brand Isla Bonita just launched Aguacate Light, with about 30 percent less fat than the fruit's more popular varieties — the Haas avocado, for instance. 

Ramón Rey of Isla Bonita tells Fresh Plaza that their avocado "has a mild flavor and a juicier and lighter pulp" than avocados traditionally found in the supermarket.

Isla Bonita's light avocado

Isla Bonita's light avocado

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But where do they come from? Rey tells Fresh Plaza that Isla Bonita's "light" avocados are actually just a selection of different fruit varieties grown "in very specific climates of certain tropical areas, close to Ecuador, in Central America and in South America." Should you actually want a lower fat alternative to the avocado you know and love, know that Isla Bonita's Aguacato Light will launch in Spanish supermarkets only. 

For now, we'll keep to the creamy, full-fat version, thank you.

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