7 Reasons To Never Throw Away An Avocado Seed

· August 23, 2017
Did you know that besides their exfoliating properties, grated avocado seeds can be an effective remedy for getting rid of pimples? Try it!

Do you eat avocados every day, but throw the seed away? In this article, we want to show you 7 very strong reasons why you should stop doing that.

Make a note of them and enjoy its properties.

There are parts of fruits and vegetables that we throw away that can be very beneficial to you. This is usually the case for seeds and skins.

When you learn about the versatility of avocado seeds, you’ll never throw them away again.

The benefits of avocado seeds

Avocado seeds have several properties. This is a fruit that stands out because of its antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. This is because it has the ability to neutralize different toxic microorganisms.

Avocado seeds are rich in saponins. These are in charge of improving your metabolism’s function. It also gets rid of your body’s “bad” cholesterol (LDL).

At the same time, it stands out because it’s rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also has a lot of vitamin C.

To enjoy all of its benefits, you can use it both externally and internally. Externally it can be used as a cosmetic. And, internally, you can use it as a supplement made with avocado seeds.

Avocado seeds: good both externally and internally

  • Avocado seeds have antibacterial properties. Because of this, it’s perfect if you have skin irritations, hair problems, oily skin, or dandruff.

It also has a positive effect on your tone and the general state of both your skin and hair.

  • Consuming avocado seeds internally is recommended for several different things, including:
    • Obesity
    • Atherosclerosis or blood pressure issues
    • Treating inflammation or indigestion

This is a product that can be perfect as a dietary supplement in salads and smoothies, among other things.

Recommendations for consuming it

  • Remember that before consuming avocado seeds, you need to remove the brown casing.
  • Grate the casing, then chop the seed. Afterward, bake it on a low temperature for an hour.
  • If you completely bake the seed, it will take 2 hours. In either case, you will need to take off the casing and crush the seed’s pulp.
  • You shouldn’t eat it before baking it.

1. Exfoliant

To use it as an exfoliant, you’ll need to crush the avocado seed.

  • When you’ve made a powder, mix it with coffee grounds and salt.
  • Apply it to your skin with a  gentle massage.

2. Drying product

Avocado seeds can be very effective for fighting pimples and other skin imperfections.

  • To do this, you need to mix the crushed seed with warm water to get a paste.
  • If you want, you can also add tea tree oil (which has anti-fungal properties).
  • Apply the mixture on your pimple and let it work for 4 to 6 minutes. You’ll see how it dries out rapidly.

3. Mask

  • To make a mask with avocado seeds, you’ll have to mix the crushed seed with clay powder.
  • Add water until you get a creamy substance. Then, apply it on your skin. Be careful that you don’t touch the area around your eyes.
  • Let it work for 15 minutes. Then, rinse and hydrate with a moisturizing cream.

4. Hair cream

  • To make a softening hair cream for your hair, you’ll need to mix a liter of water with the grated avocado seed. Then cook it for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  • Then, strain and use the liquid to rinse your hair after washing it. And, you’ll see that your hair is much smoother.

5. Salads

Avocado seeds can be used perfectly in any salad. But, it’s better to mix it with vegetables or with avocado itself.

  • To make a perfect salad in this sense, chop the vegetables and the avocado in large pieces. Crush the avocado seed (previously baked according to the previous instructions).

6. Smoothie


  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 tablespoon of grated avocado seed


  • Add all of the ingredients to your blender. Then, blend it until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  • You should keep in mind that the seed has a slightly bitter taste. Because of this, you can sweeten it with honey or stevia.

7. In soups or creams


  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 avocado


  • In the first place, heat the vegetable broth in a pot.
  • Chop the onion, saute it with a splash of oil. When it gets golden brown, add it to the stock.
  • Do the same with the avocado: Chop it, and add it to the pot.
  • Let it boil and then blend it.
  •  After serving the soup, sprinkle it with the ground avocado seed.