Avocado is one of the healthiest and tastiest fruits easily available in grocery aisles of larger supermarkets.
Most people who love avocados usually eat them by cleaning their seeds and eating the flesh only.
But did you know that 65% of the beneficial amino acids found in the avocado, are contained in its seeds?
And also, did you know that the seeds are full of fibers as well?
That’s why the next time you buy an avocado think again before throwing the seeds away, because avocado seeds can offer you a number of health benefits.
- Avocado seeds are very effective in fighting inflammations, which makes them great for relieving arthritis.
- Avocado seeds are great for stopping diarrhea and other stomach-related problems, because they eliminate gastro-intestinal inflammations.
- Avocado seeds restore the elasticity and strength of your skin, because they boost collagen production. This is why they are great for preventing and treating wrinkles.
- Avocado seeds will boost your immunity and keep you away from diseases
- Avocado seeds can suppress your appetite and speed up your fat burning, which is why they are great for people who want to lose weight.
- Avocado seeds will increase your natural energy.
- Avocado seeds contain flavonols – compounds that are known to inhibit cancer growth.
- Avocado seeds are very practical because they can be used in a number of ways (to brew a tea, make a salad, or smoothie)
Why people prone to allergies should not eat avocado seeds
As healthy as avocado seeds are, they should be avoided by people prone to allergies, because they are known to cause allergic reactions in some cases.
The reactions they cause are usually either related to fruit-latex allergies, or tree-pollen allergies. The tree-pollen reaction manifests itself by causing problems in the mouth and throat, right after consumption, while the fruit-latex reaction causes hives, vomits, and stomach-aches.
Furthermore, avocado seeds contain high amounts of the fungicidal toxin-persin. Persin is relatively not harmful to humans, but it can be to animals, if over-eaten.
And even though persin is mostly concentrated within the pit, it can sometimes also spread to the rest of the fruit. Because persin can cause health problems to people prone to allergies, avocado seeds and the avocado itself should best be avoided by such people.