Do you throw away unused avocado seeds after you're done making guacamole?
I used to. I mean, I know I can plant them, but it's supposed to take at least five years for an avocado tree to bear any fruit. And that's if you have a greenhouse.
Otherwise, your chances of growing a productive avocado tree are slim.
But it turns out that the seed is actually the most nutritious part of an avocado.
These days, we're all about recycling and reusing leftovers, which is great for reducing our waste and conserving the planet's resources.
But one thing that I'm sure most of us still throw away—quite unnecessarily—is avocado seeds.
After a video about avocado seed flour went viral last year, people started debating about the health benefits of avocado seeds. And it turns out, we've been throwing away the best part!
New York-based nutritionist Amy Shapiro told the Daily Mail that avocado seeds are packed full of fiber and antioxidants, with about 70 percent of an avocado's antioxidants in the seed.
In addition, the fiber in avocado seeds is good for digestion and can help you feel full. That means that eating avocado seeds can lead to reduced calorie intake and weight loss.
Since avocado seeds are uneatable without cooking them, don't break a tooth trying to bite into one just yet.
Heat your oven to 250°F (120°C) and cook your avocado seeds on a tray for about two hours.
The best way to eat avocado seeds is to turn them into flour and use it in smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal.
Once the seeds are soft, put them in a blender and grind until they're the consistency of a fine flour.
If you don't have a blender, you can grate your cooked avocado seeds with a fine grater.
Check out this video for detailed instructions on how to make avocado seed flour:
Please share this trick with everyone you know. From now on, let's not let any avocados seeds go to waste!
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