7 Reasons To Never Throw Away An Avocado Seed

Did you know that besides their exfoliating properties, grated avocado seed can be an effective remedy for getting rid of pimples? Try it!
7 Reasons To Never Throw Away An Avocado Seed

Written by Lorena González

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Do you eat avocados every day, but throw the avocado seed away? In this article, we want to show you 7 very important reasons to stop throwing the avocado seed out. You can benefit from the properties of the avocado seed! It is so versatile and healthy, plus you will waste less.

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Avocado seed and whole avocado on table with honey jar

The Benefits of Avocado Seed

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

Avocado seeds are rich in saponins, which are in charge of improving metabolic function. Saponins also get rid of your body’s “bad” cholesterol (LDL).

At the same time, the avocado seed 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. Internally, you can use avocado seed as a nutritional supplement.

Avocado Seed: good Both Externally and Internally

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

It can also brighten your  skin tone and improve the general health of both skin and hair. Consuming avocado seed 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 Avocado Seed

  • 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.
  • Do not eat it before baking it.

7 Uses for Avocado Seed

1. Exfoliant

Woman applying mashed avocado to face as treatment

To use it as an exfoliant, you’ll need to crush the avocado seed. When you’ve made it into a powder, mix it with coffee grounds and salt. Then, apply it to your skin with a gentle massage.

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2. Drying Treatment

Avocado seeds can be very effective for fighting pimples and other skin imperfections. To prepare the drying treatment, 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 that it dries the blemish out quickly.

3. Face Mask

To make a mask with avocado seeds, you’ll have to mix the crushed seed with clay powder. Then, add water until you get a creamy substance. Lastly, apply it to 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 smoothing hair cream, you’ll need to mix a liter of water with the grated avocado seed. Then, cook it for 30 minutes on medium heat. Lastly, strain the liquid and apply it as a rinse to your hair after shampooing. You’ll see that your hair is much softer and has less frizz.

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, chop the vegetables and the avocado in large pieces. Crush the avocado seed (previously baked according to the previous instructions).

6. Smoothie

Avocado smoothie green with mint garnish avocado seed


  • 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


  • First, heat the vegetable broth in a pot.
  • Chop the onion, sautee it with a splash of oil. When it turns 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 all together until smooth.
  • After serving the soup, sprinkle it with the ground avocado seed.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.