It’s no secret that millennials love avocados, but maybe how to cut one without slicing your hand open is.
The popularity of the superfood isn’t the only thing that’s rising — so are trips to the emergency room.
The UK’s The Times reports that surgeons are seeing a growing number of patients end up in the ER with “avocado hand” — injuries from failed attempts to cut the fruit.
Avocados’ tough outer skin and inner pit make the fruit tricky to cut open.
Because many cases involve serious nerve and tendon injuries, “the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is calling for safety labels on the fruit to staunch the flow of injured patients to hospitals.”
The association’s Simon Eccles said he sees about four patients a week suffering from the condition.
Here’s how to properly cut an avocado: