Hailed as a superfood, avocado is newly available in Britain as a spread substitute for butter and margarine. The launch, by Tesco, follows several other recent avocado food innovations made by the supermarket including bringing the world’s largest avocado, the Avozilla, which is five times bigger than standard variety, to UK shelves. In the last year demand for avocados at Tesco has grown by 40% making it one of the UK’s fastest growing established fruit varieties. Avocados are also extremely popular in the form of guacamole and as an ingredient in smoothies. The spread is dairy-free and costs £1.20 and is now available in 400 Tesco stores across the UK. Tesco Avocado Spread is a source of vitamins A, D and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and contains less saturated fat, calories and salt than butter.
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