As we are massive avocado fans, we get quite excited any time there is a development in the world of our favourite snack item.
The mood is generally one of disappointment whenever we discover that we’ve, literally, scraped every last bit of fruity goodness from the peel.
However, as it turns out, we’ve been discarding the last of our avocados prematurely. We haven’t been eating the seeds!
Which actually seems more like a stone, to be honest, but that’s another discussion entirely.
One Green Planet are telling is that the seed is “where most of the fruit’s nutritional potential resides".
"The seed holds 70% of the avocado’s antioxidants, including the well-respected polyphenols associated with green tea," the site informs us.
“The oil within ups the amount of collagen in our skin, keeping it young and wrinkle-free, as well as shining up the hair so that we remain good-looking, too."
Sounds great. Also, the antioxidants to be found in the seed “help regulate intestinal function and have even been shown to prevent tumour growth.”
So, great hair, no bloating and all of the tasty goodness to satisfy your avocado obsession. It is almost too good to be true.
Almost, because one thing that struck us: how do you go about eating the stone?
According to the site, you can cut it into quarters and put it in a blender.
However, you have been warned that it may not a complete “miracle food”. One nutritionist told HuffPost Health that avocado seeds may not solve all your dietary problems but:
“If you want to eat it and benefit from a few extra nutrients, antioxidants and fibre, by all means do.”