There are hundreds of spreadable, guacamole filled ways to eat an avocado and the ‘good fats’ inside are claimed by some Doctors to ward against cancer. Big claims for small fruits. But have we been throwing away the best bit of the avocado this whole time?
It turns out the ‘seed husk’ also known as huge ass avocado pip could have massive medicinal benefits. Doctors at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley think the husks could actually treat cancer and heart disease, amongst other things. Their study found that around 5 million tons of avocados have their husks thrown away every year despite the fact that they actually contain important chemicals that aren’t found on any other part of the fruit – these chemicals can be used for manufacturing as well as antibiotics.
Does all of this mean that one day we can life in a totally avocado based society? Eating avocado, medicating with avocado and powering our cars with even more avocadoes? I don’t know. I’m not a scientist. All I can do is hope