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First There Was the Avocado—Now We Also Have the … Ecovado

Avacadoes are a tasty fruit that are popular in salads, in dips (guacamole), on toast, on pizzas and in many other recipes. However, they require a warm climate with lots of water. Thus, they are unpopular with enviroes and expensive for people in cooler climates.  Thus, it was only natural that a researcher in Great Britain would develop an ersatz avocado that would be easier on the environment and easier on the British pocket book. Just as Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat, and other vegetarian-serving entrepreneurs developed plant-based foods that looked and tasted like meat, a British inventor developed a product quite similar to an avocado—the ecovada. Arina Shokouhi combined a mixture of locally produced broad beans, hazel nuts, apples, and rapeseed (canola) oil* to make the ecovado, an artificial fruit that mimics the taste and feel of the pale green, creamy flesh of the avacodo. It is even packaged in a fake avocado skin fashioned from wax.  This is where I disagree with the