Avocado Seeds- Superfoods For Your Health


You may find this fact a bit interesting, but it is so true and fascinating. Avocado seeds are packed full of nutrients that can provide several health benefits to the body. In fact, the seeds contain more antioxidants than the avocado fruity fleshes and most fruits, vegetables and healing teas do. The seeds, even have the ability to provide the body with more soluble fiber than any other food available to you at a whole food market, but the benefits do not stop there.

Top benefits of eating avocado seeds

  • Avocado seeds contain nourishing oil that is rich in antioxidants.In fact, 70% of the antioxidants are found in the seed alone and the other 30% are actually in the flesh and skin. These potent antioxidants have the ability to lower high cholesterol levels and prevent several kinds of heart conditions such as heart disease and strokes.
  • The super fruit’s seeds are also a great alternative for reducing inflammatory disease within the body, but works particularly well with easing swelling in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • You can even use it to help ease diarrhea away and to prevent and relieve constipation naturally.
  • Some find it soothing to gastric ulcer because the seed contains antioxidants in it known as phenolic compounds. These compounds contain antibacterial and anti-viral properties, which makes the seeds effective at preventing ulcers within the lining of the digestive system.

If you need another reason to add avocado seeds to your diet, this one may surprise you too.

  • The seeds contain flavonol, which is an antioxidant that helps prevent and reduce tumor growths. If you suspect, you have a tumor growth, it is best to seek a doctor for proper medical treatment, but it is also important to add more flavonol rich food to your diet such as the seeds of the avocados.
  • When you need to strengthen your immune system and protect yourself from the cold and flu season avocado seeds can help.
  • The seeds have the ability to fight away free radical cells too, that causes illness and aging. In fact, if you want to slow down the aging process and reduce the appearance of age spots and wrinkles avocados have the ability to rebuild collagen underneath the skin so it stays firm and youthful.

The health benefits of these seeds do not stop there.

  • These seeds of youthfulness can help you feel younger too, since they can help reduce bone diseases, joint discomforts and body aches and pains naturally, which helps keep you energetic and living life.
  • The healing seeds are also useful for lowering blood glucose levels and for helping a person maintain a healthy weight. Some find them useful for encouraging weight loss and for reducing exercise-induced asthma. The seeds even help curve food cravings and make you feel fuller so you are not munching on snack constantly.

How you can get the avocado seeds

All you have to do to get these seeds into your diet is slice open an avocado carefully, remove the seed, place it into a plastic bag and crush it with a meat mallet or hammer. After, place the crushed seed into a blender and grind it into a fine powder. Then, sprinkle the seed mixture onto meals and eat up to receive the health benefits from this amazing super food.

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  • Richard Kives

    I always trust my nutritional advice from someone without a basic grasp of punctuation or grammar and lack of scientific presentation.

  • Mela

    Wow awesome will try it!

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  • waynefrench

    thanks, I hated throwing that seed away. Now I can eat it

  • littlelina805

    I also eat the skin of the avocado! First I put the skins in the dehydrator. Then, when fully dehydrated, I blend the dried avocado skins into a powder and add a scoop to my daily smoothie. I'm 46, and have yet to produce my first wrinkle.

  • Lauren

    This is wonderful information but what are the sources of information, I didn't see ant cited sources to back up this claim.

  • Mary

    Do you need to let the seed dry some before you crush it?

  • Mark Schuff

    Wow, and we have about 2000 avocado trees. Evan fruit that has fallen (seed) can be salvaged. Free seeds for everyone. Mark

  • Valentina

    This is amazing! I will have to try it next time instead of trying, unsuccessfully, might I add, to grow an avocado tree.

  • Erik Wilson

    Any chance you could link us to the evidence of these benefits?

  • Luc Pintens

    Which dose do you recommend ?

  • dianne

    Where was this info researched?

  • Roberto Franco Valente

    Hi Mike Adams! Thank you for this new revelation. The avocado seed powder does not taste that good, but if you mix it with the fruit's flesh, salt and olive oil, the bad taste disappears completely. Thank you very much, as always.

  • Jan

    Hey yuk do you need to cook or what? They seem to oxidise and go orange.

  • Lori

    Why do none of the comments for actual evidence of this besides yours, go unanswered, I like more than just one persons experience or knowledge before I put something in my body, and since you don't even have a recommendation on how much to use leaves me skeptical.

  • Lori

    OK, I just googled it seems it is safe to eat as is the skin, also states there are many benefits, also one post I checked out said lightly roasting it will get rid of the bitterness, also stated it tastes a little like a peanut, might be something to try especially if you don't like to waste food, since it won't hurt you, that's always my greatest concern.

  • jangartside

    can't wait to try this !!!!!!!

  • daqmantx

    For all you people that want sources….ever heard of google?

    • greenthumb

      Or a library and a librarian!

  • jonny b

    i feel disturbed and regretful at all the hundreds of avocado stones i have tossed away

  • martha birdsall

    A question I was asked does the seed/pit need to be dry first or is fresh ok to use. Never heard of this but want to try it. Thank You

  • Marilee Ghanie

    I would like to know if the seed/pit need to be dry first of is fresh ok to use.

  • Stein

    You can just grind the seed directly with an old-style grinder. No need to dry. It oxidizes fast so good to eat right away.

  • Wrightclick

    Any advice on daily intake? Is one whole seed a ‘daily dose’? What level of nutrient per Tablespoon?

  • Avocado seeds are an amazing source of fiber.
    Anti-Tumor Properties~ According to the “Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics,” avocado seeds possess a condensed flavonol that is responsible for this property. Are also called the “artery scrapers”

    Antioxidant properties and it even aids in GI issues. Dysentery is a disorder of the digestive tract that results in both colon and intestinal inflammation. It often causes diarrhea and more serious problems. I also wrote an article on “why you should eat avocado seeds” and more on this amazing seed on my site. Great article- thanks for sharing!

  • mmoments

    Thanks for this info. After reading all the avocado info I was wondering just how one did use the seed. Seems I’m throwing the best part of the avocado out each time but not any more. Good health to you.

  • L!ft!D Bkmd

    Anybody have experience with drying/ dehydrating the avocado seed after high power blending it to a fine powder ? I find after blending the seeds the powder is kind of wet and clumpy. I figure if I dry it I can preserve it for longer and use it for soups/ sauces/ smoothies whenever I choose to. I’m just not sure if there is a right or wrong way to do it. I don’t want it to get mouldy since it is rather damp after blending. Hmmmm….

    I appreciate the help in advance. And perhaps someone may know a different place they can direct me to where I can ask, if people here don’t have much experience with this kind of situation.

    L!ft!D BKMD

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  • Maleah Shill Caulford

    I was actually wondering if soaking them would help in the same way it helps acorns. Thanks for confirming that for me!

  • Joycee Bastian

    5 most precious benefits of avocado seeds:

    1. Helps fight cancer
    2. Benefits heart disease patients
    3. Digestive benefits
    4. Strengthens the immune system
    5. Helps reduce wrinkles

    I have read about recipes and benefits both here: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/health-benefits-of-eating-avocado-seeds

  • Jamtse

    I’ve recently starting saving and using my avo seeds. I first cut it
    into large pieces. After a day or so I slice with the grain into
    smaller pieces which I then keep on the counter and add to my tea. Once
    the tea is gone I eat the softened pieces. The bitterness is minimal
    at that point

    • JM

      I pit mine in the oven on 200 and leave until dry then food process them into a powder

  • Stan Kulp

    soak them for a month, rinsing every few days, and it tastes better.

    in fact, it is down right bland after soaking for nine months, but I do not know what has diminished nutrient wise

  • James Bennett

    Just curious, do you have a source for this information?

    • Reference Librarian

      California Avacado Council

  • Linda Fitzsimmons

    How do you keep the ground up seed? Does it have to be used in that day?

    • Foodie

      Use that day.