Some of you know, but if you don’t, then I will let you in on a secret. I make my own face moisturizer. I don’t use anything bought from a store with preservatives and who know what in it, but I make my own mix of natural cold pressed oils. One of those oils is avocado oil. It is slightly green in colour, but when mixed with the others it loses it greenish tinge (which isn’t a good look). It got me thinking about the avocado seed and what other health benefots we could get from this lovely little fruit. I read an article recently that an Americcan university did a study on the benefits of the avocado seed and the results are suprising!
Over 70% of the antioxidant capacity of the avocado is found in the seed. Thee phenolic antioxidant compounds in the seeds may lower high cholesterol, high blood pressure, reduce inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and boost your immunity. The seeds even have insecticidal, fungicidal, and anti-microbial properties.
The avocado seed is one of the highest natural sources of soluble fibre. This the type of fibre which is really important in helping to lower cholesterol levels, and the avo seed has far more of it than oats.
This is all great, but how do you actually unlock all this greatness? A few ways you can try:
Remove the see, put it in a plastic bag and use a hammer to crush it as finely as possible. Once you have very small pieces, you can put them through a coffee grinder to then use in smoothies, salads, and dressings.
Roast the seed and then grate it into a fine powder.
By itself it doesn’t taste great, so you will need to add it into something to mask the bitterness.