If your brunch didn’t include avocado in some guise, did you even really brunch?
Smashed on sourdough, sliced between halloumi and poached eggs or even turned into a rose, avocado is one of the most popular brunch foods of the moment.
Our love for the fruit shows no sign of abating, but it turns out it’s causing a new casualty: “avocado hand”.
Due to the soaring popularity of avo, more and more people are accidentally cutting their hands when slicing open the fruit and endeavouring to remove the stone.
According to surgeons, A&E departments have seen increasing numbers of people with the injury.
“Recently the health benefits of avocado have been advocated, with an increase in their popularity – and a consequent increase in related injuries,” David Shewring, vice-president of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, told The Times.
And the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is now calling for safety labels on the fruit, advising people on how to cut them safely.