Each and every Facebooker, may have indulged in one of those Top 10’s foods or seeds to eat or best ways to stay fit. However, recently there has been a similar but quirky fad going viral, on the health post block.
Well, we have heard of the usefulness of egg shells or core nutrients being in the skins of potatoes, but this takes that to a whole new level.1
Yes, this refers to the heart of the key ingredient for guacamole, this viral video shows how you can prepare an avocado seed for consumption.
In the video, we are told that an avocado seed is the most nutrient-rich part of this butter-fruit. One way of consuming it would be to dry it, chop it into pieces and then crush it into a powder, which can be added to your protein-shakes, smoothies, yogurts or even baked into your muffins for that nutrient boost to your diet.
Since it was uploaded on March 13, it has received over 25 million views. But, let’s give the latter audience a chance to poke at this.First question, is this for real and have we been blindly chucking away a potential power-food? Let’s dig a little deeper to see how legit this is.
According to one of Health ‘s nutrition editors, Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, she says that as a huge avocado consumer and fan herself, she would not consider eating the seeds. She adds that although there are studies out there that suggest that it has some healthy nutrients, there is still less research out there about how safe it is to consume.
What you can find, however, is lab tests that suggest that consuming avocado seed extracts are beneficial, but these are not clinically tested as yet and do not mention anything about consuming the seed itself.
The local avocado spokesperson, that is the California Avocado Commission themselves recommend NOT to eat the seed of an avocado as it is not for human consumption. For all you know it may take your tummy on a bad trip, considering how hard it is for our stomachs to digest even normal less laborious seeds.
Moral of the story?
More research needs to be done to legitimately say that avocado seeds (among many other debatable food suggestions) are safe to eat.
So till that day arrives, enjoy the beautiful fleshy part of that avocado, which is still an amazing source of essential plant fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, for an orgasmic avocado chocolate milk-shake and more.
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