We all enjoy creamy flesh of an avocado because it isn’t just yummy and delicious but also a superfood due to the healthy fats it contains. But experts have now revealed that we’ve been throwing out the most nutritious part of an avocado.
You might want to ask why? Whenever you eat an avocado, what we all normally do is slice it open, ditch the large seed and then dive into the green goodness.
According to One Green Planet, you need to stop throwing the seed in the bin because it contains loads of edible benefits. The seed of an avocado is actually a nutritional powerhouse.
“The seed holds 70 percent of the avocado’s antioxidants, including the well-respected polyphenols associated with green tea.”
The seed of an avocado is also packed with soluble fibre and healthy oils. The healthy oil it contains do wonders for your skin’s collagen, reducing wrinkles.
So how then do we eat the seed so we can get all its goodness since the seed is normally hard and biting into it is asking for a dental disaster?
Using a knife, cut the seed of the avocado quarters, put it in a food processor and blend. Add half of the powder (beware it’s a bit bitter) to smoothies, juices and whatever you really like and save the rest for later.