We all love avocados, right? Well, most of us jumped on the avocado bandwagon a couple years ago when the benefits of this superfood were brought to everyone’s attention. Now, avocados are everywhere! Guacamole is one of the most popular toppings out there (it’s not just for dipping chips!) and more and more people are putting slices of the tasty green fruit on everything from burgers to toast.
Avocados really are a superfood, loaded with an abundance nutrients that, according to Medical News Today, “are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system.”
There are, however, two parts of an avocado that most people aren’t fans of – the pit and the skin. One health expert says that although the garbage can is definitely where the outer layer belongs, the seed is not.
Juicing For Health says that 70-percent of an avocado’s benefits are in the seed. They claim that the pit alone has more antioxidants than most fruits, veggies, and healing teas. They say that the avocado seed has more soluble fiber than any other food on the planet. Pretty surprising, isn’t it? So now that you know you should be eating it, how do you actually do it?
The first step is to wash the pit after removing it from the fruit. The next step is to put it in a dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator, don’t worry. You can bake it in the oven for two hours at 250 degrees instead. You’ll know it’s ready when you see the outer shell has cracked.
Remove the outer layer and you will be left with a softer pit that can be cut easily. Cut it into tiny sections and toss it into your blender using the powder setting. You can now mix the powder into smoothies, teas, juices, oatmeal or any other wet foods or drinks. You can also use it in its dry form by sprinkling it onto salads or pasta. It may sound like a process but the benefits that await you are well worth the effort!
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