If you ask me, avocados go with any food, so I try to eat at least one per day. They are also my favorite food. I enrich my morning smoothie with half an avocado and my salad at dinner with the other half. And when I get cravings for nachos, I prepare homemade guacamole.
After finishing an avocado, I used to throw away the seed. Now I found out that avocado seeds have many health benefits and have been used in traditional medicine for a very long time.
Is It Safe To Eat Avocado Seeds?
While some fruit seeds contain the toxic chemical cyanide (like cherry seeds, plum seeds and apricot seed) that can cause nausea, dizziness and in some cases death, avocado seeds don’t have that effect. They contain mildly toxic tannins and only if you eat several seeds you’d notice side effects. In 2013 several researchers published their study in the Scientific World Journal in which they stated that avocado seed extract is not toxic and it is safe for consumption.