Is Eating Avocado Pits Dangerous?

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It has been reported that the seeds of fruits such as avocado, jackfruit, longan, mango, and tamarind contain 70 percent more antioxidants than the fruit itself.

Such a large seed requires a powerful blender. And you can add them to smoothies, salad dressings, desserts, sauces, soups, stews, oats, and grain bowls like nuts.

However, what about the disadvantages of eating avocado pits? Is it harmful to consume avocado pits?

Yes, if consumed in excessive quantities, avocado pits can be harmful.

Avocado pits contain the plant toxin persin, which is poisonous to cattle, horses, birds, rabbits, sheep, goats, mice, rats, and guinea pigs.

When exposed in high quantity, these animals die. With so many animals at peril, you wonder how this seed affects humans.

Avocado pits contain saponins, tannins, oxalates, and phytates. These compounds reduce iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium absorption.

Because of this, if you opt to add an avocado pit to your green smoothie, know that the nutritious ingredients won't be able to do their job.

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