I love avocados and consume as many as possible, the whole fruit, seed and all is one of the most beneficial fruits on the market. However, most people make the same mistake over and over and throw the seed away.
After cutting open a perfectly ripe avocado and scooping out the delicious flesh, what do you typically do with the seed? Most people do not realize that the avocado seed is edible and the most nutritious part of the whole fruit.
Pennsylvania State University recently launched a study on the benefits of avocado seeds and found that the phenolic antioxidant compounds in the seeds could lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, reduce inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and boost your immunity. The seeds even have insecticidal, fungicidal, and anti-microbial properties.
4 of the Most Beneficial Properties of Avocado Seeds:
- The seeds contain flavonol, a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent and reduce tumor growth.
- Avocados contain more soluble fibers than most other foods on the entire planet, because of this it has been used for centuries as a homeopathic remedy for the GI tract. It helps with things like Gastric ulcers, constipation, and diarrhea.
- Thanks to their amino acid and dietary fiber content, the seeds can help lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular issues such as the formation of plaque, which leads to strokes and heart attack.
- The powerful antioxidants in avocado seeds have been shown to slow down the aging process by rebuilding collagen, repairing cell damage and improving the look and feel of your skin.
The video below will show you how you can prepare the pit for consumption!