Whether you're making guacamole or looking for a good-fats addition to your buddha bowl, cutting avocados can be more dangerous than you think.

According to ACC, 420 people made claims involving avocados in 2018, which is the highest number of avo-related injuries in the last three years. Ouch!

Kiwis falling victim to "avocado hand" has amounted to more than $320,000 being spent on ACC claims for lacerations and punctures from people accidentally slicing their hands instead of the delicious green fruit.

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In 2015, Kiwi singer Brooke Fraser revealed she had suffered an avo-hand incident which left her needing surgery.

"For everyone who's been asking, I was cutting an avocado a few days ago when the knife slipped and kinda sorta went through my hand," she shared at the time.

"Had successful surgery today to repair the nerve I severed so I WILL be able to play music again!"

Thankfully, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has the perfect trick for avoiding this surprisingly common injury.

In a post to Twitter, Jamie urged people to "just put it on a board" instead of holding the avocado in their hand while they cut the seed out.

Smart advice! Hopefully, 2019 sees fewer avo-hand injuries for all of us!

This article was originally from The Hits and is republished here with permission.