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Is the avocado pit edible ?

06/01/2021 21:30


Information on plant or fruit , Avocado , Hazelnut , Toxicity , Edible ,

The pit of the Avocado is edible

Common places and truth about Avocado, a fruit still to be discovered and known

We really love our green fruit so much that we never want to get enough of it. Consumed with other vegetables , with fish, with crustaceans, it is certainly a satisfying fruit.It contains, however, a stone, more or less large depending on the variety, which to define intrusive is not exaggerated.Do you make of all those kernels that are left over from your feasting? A good idea would be to make a seedling of it.It would certainly be a way to keep you busy, committed to trying to faithfully follow the steps suggested by the novice farmers available on the internet. After much effort you might even get the coveted result: a seedling that grows visibly (so to speak, but not so much). But if the seedling is the means to multiply your avocados without having to depend on fruit and vegetables know or from the AvocadoBio expedition, I'm sorry but I think you will be very disappointed. The reason is quickly said: first you will not get an avocado of the same species as the one you ate, but rather a hybrid that, very much often, it produces very little; secondly, the self-pollination of these hybrids is really difficult (in a next article we will talk exhaustively about avocado pollination, a really interesting topic); thirdly, you should find a suitable, non-basic soil, protected from wind and cold, to plant it, without keeping it, therefore, in a pot on the balcony or on the landing of the stairs in front of the house.You could, however, also recycle it by eating it!

Nocciolo di Avocado

No, don't think I'm suggesting that you swallow it whole, or give it to your cat or dog. The danger of intestinal obstruction would be very high for both humans and animals.

But, after depriving it of its skin and roasting it for a few minutes in a non-stick pan (obviously without oil!), I suggest grating it on salads, pasta or fish, mixed with yogurt or smoothies. Another possibility is to boil it in hot water for about 10 minutes, then chop it and boil it for another 10 minutes in 2 cups of water: thus, you get a good, very fragrant and tasty avocado tea, perhaps to be sweetened with a some honey.Yes, I know, you have read that the kernel is toxic and therefore you will not visit my blog anymore because it is not reliable. In reality for many animals and humans, toxicity is true, even if very often exaggerated. It is due to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides, toxic precursors, among other things present in flaxseeds and almonds, and to the persina, a fungicidal toxin present in the avocado stone but also in the peel and which, if taken in large quantities, it can be dangerous for our dogs. Also to dogs, it could also create allergic reactions.In the end, what do we do with our core? In my opinion the real dilemma is: it should be thrown into the organic or into the 'undifferentiated? I prefer the former, even if given the hardness and size, even nature will take a long time to digest it!