Avocado seed, properties

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THEavocado is an exotic fruit rich in fats, which can be enjoyed alone or added to recipes and which is used to prepare the famous guacamole sauce.


Avocado is generally used the pulp, but also the seed is edible and can be used in the kitchen: let's see what to do with avocado seed.


The avocado seed: properties and use in cooking

Il sow which we find in the center of the avocado it is rich in amino acids, fatty acids and phytosterols and, like avocado pulp, it is edible and can be used in cooking.


To use avocado seed in cooking, it is necessary to remove the thin film that covers it, wash it and let it dry for a day.

The avocado seed can then be grated, preferably with a coffee grinder. Grated avocado seed can be sprinkled on salads, first and second courses, or added to smoothies, yoghurt, soups and veloutées. Before grating the avocado seed, you can also toast it in a pan.

Alternatively, it is possible prepare an infusion using half an avocado seed for each cup of water: in this case about 250 ml of water are brought to a boil with half an avocado seed; when the water boils, turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes with the lid on, then remove the avocado seed and drink the hot infusion.


THEinfusion of avocado it is useful in case of gastrointestinal problems and diarrhea.

It seems that moderate consumption of avocado seed is able to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, thus decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Consuming avocado seed seems to have benefits also in case of diabetes, hypertension and inflammatory diseases.


Avocado seed has a slightly bitter taste and astringent given by the presence of tannins: it may not be appreciated by everyone and its consumption is not recommended in case of constipation.

 

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Avocado: characteristics of the plant

THEavocado it's a tree originally from South America which belongs to the Lauraceae family, the same as cinnamon, camphor, laurel and sassafras.

The scientific name of the avocado is Persea americana and it is one plant now grown in various regions with a tropical climate.


Avocado is cultivated for the production of edible fruits, whose green pulp is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and lipids.
The famous avocado oil is also obtained from the avocado fruit, which is used above all for beauty such as emollient ingredient, moisturizing and nourishing in cosmetics.

Less well known is the use of avocado seed in the kitchen, which, as we have seen, can be included in the diet to provide amino acids and phytosterols and give flavor to dishes.


It is not easy to find the seeds of this fruit on the market, so where to buy avocado seeds? Generally avocado seeds are bought by buying the fruit: after tasting the pulp, the seed can be used to get a new avocado plant or in the kitchen.

 

Read also Exotic recipes with avocado >>

 

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