Please Don't Swallow the Pit!

August 23, 2017

The healthiest part of the avocados isn’t the yummy green part with good carbs and fats. It turns out the healthiest part is the pit.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says researchers from the University of Texas found that when they grounded avocado seeds into a powder and analyzed the chemicals inside, they found that the pit is a "gold mine of medicinal compounds." That includes behenyl alcohol, an important ingredient in anti-viral medications' heptacosane, which is a chemical that might slow the growth of tumors.

We can't mentions this enough, please don't swallow the pit whole!