For all of you looking for more ways to prepare an avocado, look no further than that large, intense center seed that you always throw away. Avocados work with whole-food, plant-based diets, like those used on our original series The Big Fat Truth,
and are filled with secrets—like how to eat the seed, or make guacamole.
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Avocados Have So Much To Offer
They’re jam-packed with brain-supportive fatty acids and brimming with luscious creaminess — and you can use them in anything from sandwiches to smoothies to ice cream
. One thing that you might not be aware of, however, is that the avocado pit is also CRAZY HEALTHY for you. Unlike other pits and seeds, which can be poisonous, Avocado pits offer a fantastic nutritional profile. According to one study, 70% of the antioxidants in an avocado are located in the pit.
The video above has a detailed rundown for extracting the avocado seed and transforming it from a jawbreaker into food, but we’ve put the steps here for your printing (or bookmarking) pleasure.
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- Remove and rinse the pit from the avocado.
- Dehydrate at 250°F (120°C) for 2 Hrs.
- Remove the outer skin and jam a knife into the crack of pit until it pries open.
- Quickly dice the seed with a sharp knife and then blitz it in a blender or food processor until very fine.
- For an antioxidant boost, add to smoothies and baked goods
Try This Avocado Ice Cream Recipe
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1.5 Cups of Whole Milk
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Heavy Cream.
Blend first 4 ingredients into a puree and then whisk in the cream.
Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
Then put into an ice cream maker for 10-15 minutes.
Serve immediately and/or freeze for later.