Avocado Pits Are Totally Edible and You Should Eat Them

updated May 1, 2019
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How many times have you have cut open an avocado, scooped out the green fleshy part, and then chucked the peel and pit? The next time you’re preparing your avocado toast for breakfast, you might want to think twice about that last step. Apparently not only are avocado pits actually edible, but they could also be good for you.

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Avocado pits are loaded with antioxidents, vitamin E, fiber, and monosaturated fats. According to Eat Clean, these nutrient-dense pits “not only contribute to the benefits above, but may also help protect skin from sun damage, support healthy hair and nails, and boost gut health by reducing inflammation and the amount of ‘bad’ bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.”

So how do you actually eat the pits? Great question. If you have a high-powered blender, you can throw it in there with the rest of the ingredients for a morning smoothie. This pit is apparently bitter, so it’s best with a green smoothie.