Don’t Forget The Seed
When you eat your avocado, what do you do with the seed? Do you plant it or do you throw it away?
Well, you can actually eat the seed, although there is a way to properly do so, and good reason too!
Avocado seed extract is safe to eat and it improves blood flow by relaxing your blood vessels (3,4). The seed also has analgesic, and antiulcer, anti-inflammatory effects that help promote wound healing.
Here’s how to do it:
Remove the seed from the fruit and place in a plastic zip-lock bag. Place it on a heavy-duty cutting board and hit it with a hammer to break it up into a crumble.
Alternatively, cut it into quarters using a knife and pop it in a high-power blender. Blend into a powder and store in a refrigerated jar for 5-7 days.
The powder will be bitter, so add it to strong-tasting foods like smoothies. Feel free to incorporate a teaspoon or two to your favorite avocado recipes too!
You can also make a paste using ground-up seed and water for a healing face mask.