Love avocados, but hate cutting them…..they are slippery little rascals and are responsible for many nasty hand injuries.
Stab wounds from using knives in the kitchen are not fun but are reported daily. Accidental self-inflicted knife injuries to digits are a common cause of tendon and nerve injury requiring hand surgery.
Many of us do not think about how much you use “your hands for your senses”!
Until you lose that ability of sensation, not just functional implications, but how else do you recognize hot, cold or pain but by touch.
Kitchen Knife and Avocado Statistics
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates over 137,000 people receive hospital treatments for injuries from kitchen knives every year.
There has been an apparent increase in avocado injuries due to the way people hold the fruit in the hand. Therefore, dubbed “avocado hand”, has spread as one plastic surgeon in England says, into an epidemic and suggests that avocados should come with a consumer warning label!
Keep your Fingers: Recommendations for Using a Knife
How to Cut an Avocado without Cutting Your Hand (or other vegetables or fruits)
Or go to this site below to see the video:
Avocados are great nutrition loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and great Omega 3 fats that are good for you. So, continue eating……but avoid the dreaded “avocado hand” by cutting them safely!