People Are Eating Their Avocado Seeds And We Don’t Know What To Think


Since food waste continues to persist as a massive problem in our country, it’s no wonder the internet would go crazy over minimizing avocado waste by eating the seed. Or maybe people just find it amusing. Either way, we don’t know how to feel about it. A viral video by GWOW says, “Did you know that the seed of an avocado is the most nutrient-dense part of the fruit?” Quite the claim to make GWOW.

To be honest, eating the pit seems like a lot of work. This video above advises you to rinse and dehydrate the avocado seed at about 248 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours, remove the outer skin, chop it up into cubes and blitz it into a powder in the blender. It suggests adding the powder to smoothies or baked goods to give you a boost of antioxidants, fiber and nutrients.

Before you start eating all of your avocado seeds, there isn’t a whole lot of research that’s been done on the topic. There’s one study that examined avocado seeds as a source of bioactive phytochemicals. According to the research, “the seed represents an under-utilized resource and a waste issue for avocado processors.”

The seed does take up a significant amount of space in the avocado so it would be pretty cool if you can avoid wasting them. Some promising data does exist, but everything remains preliminary. Before you jump the gun and start saving all of your avocado seeds you may want to do a little research. We’re gonna stick to guac.