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With no sign of avocado fatigue on the horizon (there’s even avocado chocolate now), we were more than a little interested to hear of yet another way to eat the Mexican favourite.
While guac, and it’s various cousins may come out as most people’s number one form of consumption, there are reported health benefits you could be missing out on.
Xavier Equihua, CEO of the World Avocado Organisation, told the Standard: “There are so many more ways to eat them than on toast!”
We’ve already told you how important it is to scrape right down to the darkest green pulp by the skin – it’s full of nutrients.
But Xavier wants you to go one step further: “The most important nutrients are around the skin and in the pit. Some people bake and pulverise them.
“It’s popular in the US and will be popular in Europe when people understand the health benefits.”
Typical LA wellness scene; ahead of us again!
If you want to get involved he says stick the pit in the oven and then in the blender. You’ll be left with a nutrient powerhouse powder that can be added to porridge or baking.
So is eating the avocado put good for weight loss? It’s said to be full of soluble or fermentable fibre.
The science behind the claims isn’t 100% clear but if you want to get more bang for your buck when you shell out for your next avo, this way you’ll eat the entire thing.
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