Avocado fruit is popularly known and few percentages of it lovers know that its leaves and seedling are also edible due it the nutritional value that it contains.
The flesh of an avocado is healthy as its very rich with vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids and other minerals that are needed by the body.
Although the seed is rarely used in Kenya as part of the nutrients, ancients tribes in Central America where avocado originated realised that the seedling contains more nutrients than the fruit itself.
According to several healthy blogs such as healthline.com, the most valuable nutrients are mostly found in seed as they strengthen body immunity and helps in the treatment of arthritis and gastritis.
The publication states that the seed can be applied externally to the hair to make it more elastic and give it a wonderful shine.
The seed is also considered to be rich in source of phytochemicals including substances that plants produce to protect themselves.
The carbs in an avocado seed consist mainly of starch, with its dry weight being nearly 75% starch. Starch is made up of a long chain of sugars, and researchers have begun to investigate its potential use in food products.
The avocado seed has bactericidal and fungicidal properties that mean they can neutralize different harmful microorganisms.
Additionally, seeds contain saponins that boost our metabolism and help our body get rid of “bad” cholesterol. Besides, these products contain calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C.
It’s highly recommended to use avocado seeds as a cosmetic product or a food supplement.
Before cooking an avocado seed for better application, you have to peel the brown skin off and let the seed dry. You can use a grater to grate the skin, then put on the oven and bake it for an about one hour at low temperature.
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