Read This And Never Throw An Avocado Seed Again

Avocado fruit is tasty that is a no-brainer, but did you know that it’s seed while not as tasty as the fruit itself is extremely beneficial to your health?

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The avocado seed is rich in amino acids and is believed to possess more fibre content than most foods rich in fibre.

The wonderful benefits of Avocado seeds

1. Avocado seeds have anti-inflammatory properties and are very effective in fighting arthritis.

2. The anti-inflammatory properties of avocado seeds also help in relieving gastrointestinal tract inflammation. It will help fight against diarrhea and other intestinal and stomach conditions.

3. Avocado seeds also have anti-aging properties that help to combat wrinkles, age spots and also gives you a firmer skin.

4. Your immune system will be boosted by the avocado seeds, thereby increasing your body’s ability to ward-off infection.

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5. Avocado seeds are useful in burning fat.

6. The amino acids in avocado seeds give you instant energy.

7. You can consume the avocado seeds by mixing it in your salads or tea.

8. The avocado seed has a compound known as flayonol which has been known to help fight tumors.

9. The Avocado seeds as well as its skin have very higher amounts of antioxidants like catechins and procyandins. These two antioxidants will increase blood circulation and boost the health of your heart. They will also provide anti-inflammatory response to your body such as helping to relieve stiffness, reduce pain, swelling and a loss of your joint mobility.

10. The avocado seeds offer more than 70% of the fruits antioxidant properties.

11. The avocado seeds have fungicidal, anti-microbial and insecticidal properties as well.

12. Avocado seeds as mentioned earlier is effective in combating inflammation which is responsible for chronic diseases such as, heart disease, arthritis, stroke and some form of cancer.

A renowned scientist Dr. Tom Wu stated that if a patient of heart disease wants to get better it would be wise for that patient to eat both the avocado fruit and seed.

13. In 2013, a study conducted at The University of Antioquia, in Medellin, Colombia discovered that avocado seed and fruit extract had a pro-apoptotic response to leukemia cells. It was found that the fruit and seed extract made the leukemia cells to self-destruct. The extract had no effect on normal cells as they were left stable and healthy.

Avocado seeds also have a phytochemical called flavonol, it is known to reduce tumor growth and it is also an excellent antioxidant.

14. You can also subdue those cravings when you eat avocado seeds as they are high in fibre that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

15. Avocado seeds will help regulate your blood sugar levels. By so doing you will not have that urge for refined foods because it would have regularised your blood glucose levels.

16. The antioxidants in avocado seeds will help repair damaged skin cells, it will rebuild collagen and give you a more radiant skin.

While the avocado seeds has many health benefits you are advised to always consult a medical practitioner if you have seed or nut allergies before using the avocado seeds.

Taking a look at avocado allergies

There are people who are allergic to avocado.

Essentially these allergies are in two forms, namely;

  • Tree-pollen allergy: This is where sufferers show signs of an allergic reaction to eating avocado in their mouth and throat.
  • Latex-fruit syndrome: In this instance the sufferer will vomit, have abdominal pain and generalised urticaria after consuming avocado. This allergic reaction could be life threatening if left unchecked.

So now you know, next time when you eat your avocado fruit don’t throw away the seeds as they are really beneficial to your health.

Just make sure you are not allergic to the avocado seeds before you start consuming them.

How to crack the avocado seeds open

  • Get a knife and cut the fruit in half.
  • Remove the seeds from the fruit with the knife by inserting it into the avocado seed, twisting it, and then pulling it out from the remaining flesh.
  • Take out the knife from the avocado seed then use a cleaver to hit the seed so hard that it will split open.
  • You then chop up the seed into smaller bits.

Using avocado seeds in your smoothie

You can add avocado seeds to your smoothie to get the maximum benefits of the seeds. Your smoothie will also be thicker, richer and it won’t taste strange.

Try this avocado seed green goddess smoothie


  • Water or nut milk -- 1 cup
  • A ripe pear -- 1
  • Fresh spinach -- 2 handfuls
  • Hass avocado -- ½
  • Hass avocado seed -- ½
  • Grated ginger -- a small piece
  • Apple -- ½


  • Make sure all the ingredients are properly incorporated when blended.


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