Our avocado adulation shows no sign of waning. Be it smushed on toast, snuck into brownies or frozen into ice cream – it's safe to assume that avos wont be disappearing from our plates anytime soon.
Well, that was until one London restaurant called time on the Instagram-friendly super fruit - banning it from their menu altogether. RIP avo.
So as the culinary capital consciously uncouples from our favourite fruit, we're shining a spotlight on some surprising myths about avocados that you probably believe but shouldn't. Here's the lowdown on the bumpy-skinned delight.
Favourite fruit? That's right. Although avos are routinely understood to be a vegetable, they are in fact, a fruit. But you knew that one, didn't you...
They're fattening? Not all fats are created equal. So while avocados are relatively high in fat, they're one of the only fruits to contain monounsaturated fats – aka good fats for a healthier diet.
You shouldn't eat them everyday? We know our way around an avocado recipe. So if you crave them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, then that's fine - whiz them into a breakfast smoothie, slice them into your salad at lunch or indulge in avocado cake after dinner. They'll do more good than harm.
Avocados go slimy and brown once you cut into them? There is a way of halting this process – a squeeze of lemon or storing in tap water will do the trick. Otherwise, keep half a freshly cut avo in an airtight container with a cut onion. Stay with us here. The sulphur compounds from the onion acts as a preservative – don't knock it until you've tried it.
You can't store avocados in the fridge? While a chilled avo isn't ideal if you want to dig into it with a spoon straight away, a refrigerated avocado is perfect if you're not planning to use the fruit for a few days.