Holy guacamole! Shopper is left baffled by mystery lumps in her avocado – but there is a simple explanation
- Shopper posted a photograph online of an avocado with strange growths inside
- People who viewed the pictures said they were baffled by the strange find
- Avocados Australia revealed there was a simple explanation to the mystery
An Australian shopper has been left baffled after discovering mysterious lumps when she cut into her avocado.
A picture the woman shared online shows the strange bumps on the inside of her avocado skin after she finished the fruit.
‘Avocados… I bought this one today at Aldi. Does anyone know about this please?’ the woman wrote alongside the picture.
Many people said they were also intrigued by the strange growths on the avocado skin.
A shopper has been left baffled after discovering mysterious lumps when she cut into her avocado
‘I had one like that years ago and still have no idea,’ one woman commented.
The mystery was solved, however, with Avocados Australia confirming the pits are the result of an insect bite on the fruit.
Woody lumps appear on the inside of the avocado skin after the bug bites the fruit.
The bites can be spotted from the outside when they are fresh, however, after a while the marks can heal over making it difficult to identify which fruit has been affected.
The stones caused by the insect bites do not affect the fruit, however, and the fruit’s flesh is still safe to eat – though the stones should not be eaten.
An ALDI spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia cases of the bug bite are very rare.
‘Avocadoes are assessed for their quality every day at our distribution centres across Australia.’ the ALDI spokesperson said.
‘Although this type of fruit spotting bug bite is very isolated, avocado growers do their best to control insects through pest management practices, but some insects may be present. Any customer that finds a fault in their fruit can return it to store for a full refund.’
The shopper’s mystery was solved, however, with Avocados Australia confirming the pits are the result of an insect bite on the fruit (stock image)