As you most certainly know, avocados are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and can do wonders for our organs and skin. However, did you know that the avocado seed holds approx. 70 percent of all nutrients and healthy fiber? Since the seed makes up for around 30 % of the fruit, we would recommend you to think twice before throwing it away.
We were a bit chocked when we first heard that you could eat the seed but since we’re big fans of reducing food waste we would like to share some tips and ways on how to use the seed.
Start off by washing and drying the seed before grinding it and stirring it in your morning porridge, smoothie, soup or guacamole (try to use organic avocados when eating the seed) – Below you will find a great recipe for a smoothie where you can use almost the whole avocado. Amazing isn’t it?
Another suggestions are to sprout the seed and grow an avocado plant or smash the seed and infuse it in some extra virgin olive oil for about 7 days. Finish off by filtering the oil and apply to dry, itchy or sore skin.
Ingredients (If you use a whole seed it will be sufficient for 4 persons)
1 avocado (fruit and seed)
1dl frozen raspberries
Add all ingredients in a mixer and blend away!
By: Linnéa Nilsson Photo: Flickr/arsheffield