You’ve Been Throwing Away Avocado Seeds Because No One Told You They Could Fight Cancer


It may be the trendiest health food around at the moment, but are you throwing away the healthiest part of your avocado?

While many are quick to just ditch the seed, it actually has more antioxidants in it than most fruit and vegetables.

It also has more soluble fibre than oats and most other foods, according to health experts.

In fact, Avocado Seed has 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole Avocado, and Avocado Seed Oil is also full of antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, and helps fight off disease. And studies show that Avocado Seed has more soluble fiber than oatmeal and just about any other food.

Studies show that Avocado Seed has more soluble fiber than oatmeal and just about any other food. Avocado Seed helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, lower cholesterol and prevent strokes.

Avocado Seed are great for inflammation of the GI tract and diarrhea too! In fact, in South America Avocado Seeds are used for dysentery and other GI tract problems. Avocado Seeds has lots of phenolic compounds that help to prevent gastric ulcers and prevent bacterial and viral diseases.

Avocado Seed contains a flavonol that prevents tumor growth… in fact, studies with rats with cancer given Avocado Seed powder looks promising.

Avocado Seeds boost your immune system and keep you from coming down with debilitating diseases. Avocado Seeds seems to have a good anti-inflammatory ability and thus helps with arthritis and other joint diseases.

Avocado Seed Oil has been shown in studies to increase collagen in your skin thus helping to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free. Avocado Seed Oil will make your hair shiny and help get rid of a dry, dead skin.

How to Crack the Seed

The easiest way to get the benefits of avocado seeds is to add them to a smoothie. It won’t affect the taste and makes it a little bit richer and thicker.

First things first, be careful when using a knife to remove the seed from the fruit. Don’t try to pry the seed away from the fruit and let your knife slip along the seeds smooth edges!

TIPS: Once you have cut your avocado in half, whack the knife into the avocado seed, twist it, and then pull it from the remaining flesh.

Remove the knife from the seed and using a heavy chef’s knife whack the seed hard and it should split apart. Then chop it up into smaller pieces.

These beneficial seeds have numerous uses, and these are some more:

  • Avocado seed tea –prepare a great tea from the avocado seeds by boiling them for 30-40 minutes.
  • Natural food additive – A study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food chemistry, in 2011, t found that the anti-microbial and antioxidant properties of the avocado seed may help with food spoilage prevention. This means it can be used as a healthy food additive, so simply crush them and add them to your favorite meals.
  • Homemade facial mask – dry the seeds, then grind them nicely and add them to your favorite facial mask. Thus, you will get an excellent facial mask exfoliator.
  • Guacamole saver – These seeds can help you keep your guacamole from going bad in the refrigerator. Simply place an avocado seed in your guacamole dip.
  • Grow an avocado plant – You can now have a decorative houseplant in your home. All you need to do is to plant the avocado seed in your garden.


Here are the recipes of two delicious smoothies we would suggest to you:

Green Smoothie


  • 1/2 avocado seed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 of a ripe mango
  • 3/4 of a head of red leaf lettuce
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 2 1/2 cups of water or almond milk

Method of preparation:

You will need to smash the avocado seed, and mix it with all the other ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth mixture. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Perfect Avocado Smoothie


  • 1/2 avocado seed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup of organic spinach
  • 1 small piece of ginger (grated)
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 cup of almond milk or water

Method of preparation:

Smash the seed, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. Enjoy!



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