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# For a child or someone who can't eat large pieces there is what to rely on to cut it up into small pieces as long as one does so right before the meal. <ref>Shemirat [[Shabbat]] KeHilchata 6:6 </ref>
# It's forbidden to crush a banana or avocado unless it's already so soft that when one pulls a part of the fruit, that part separates from the rest of the fruit. <ref>Shemirat [[Shabbat]] KeHilchata 6:7 </ref>
# One may There is a debate amongst the Poskim if the prohibition of Tochen applies to fruit or vegetables such as bananas and avocados which when mashed do not crush separate into individual pieces but rather just change shape and remain one large mass. Therefore, it is better to do so with a shinui.<ref> The Tosefta (Beitza 1:19) says that "Pressed or dried figs cannot be crushed before the elderly." The Chazon Ish (57, “nimtzeinu”) writes that when pressed or dried figs are crushed, they remain one mass, and therefore even in such a case tochen is applicable. In light of this, the Chazon Ish writes that it is forbidden to mash a banana or tomato even though it remains one mass, even for immediate eating (lishitaso with above about immediate eating). Therefore, he says one must do so with a shinui. However, Rav Moshe Feinstein (Iggerot Moshe OC 4:74:Tochen 2) rules that they are not subject to the prohibition of Tochen and may be mashed in the regular manner. He says even if afterwards we accept that the prohibition applies even for immediate eating, it is only applicable when one takes one body and turns it into smaller components. However, taking a substance and mashing it while remain it remains one mass isn’t a cohesive mushproblem. For someone whom He nevertheless concludes that if possible, one should do it is hard with a shinui to eat such food it be machmir for the Chazon Ish. Rabbi Ribiat (“The 39 Melochos” pg. 461) sides with Rav Moshe. Chacham Ovadia Yosef (Yechave Daat 5:27), though he agrees that mashing is permissible as included in tochen, permits one does to mash a Shinui banana with a fork to feed immediately to a child. Rabbi Moshe Halevi (changeMenuchat Ahava 2: pg. 278) , writes that he should preferably do so in an unusual manner, such as by using a spoon or the back of the fork and not the prongs handle of the fork which are usually used during the week. <ref>Shemirat [[Shabbat]] KeHilchata Shabbos Kehilchita 6:7-8 forbids mashing a banana or avocado unless one uses a shinui. <br/> </ref>
==Cooked fruit or vegetables==

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