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20 Ways to Use Avocado Seeds

Updated on December 2, 2015

Creative Uses for Avocado Pits

You won't believe the amazing ways that avocado seeds can be used. You can create jewelry, dye fabric, make shampoo, and use them in many other fun craft and kitchen projects.

Avocados are one of my favourite foods, and when they're in season we go through dozens per month.

Since I love re-using things creatively, I decided to find out if it was possible to use the seeds. It turns out you can! Below, you'll find twenty fun, healthy, and creative ideas.

1. Indelible Ink

Historically, extracts from avocado pits were used as inks and food dyes.

  • Put the seed in a heavy plastic bag and crush it using something heavy like a hammer or a brick.
  • The milky liquid that comes out will turn red or black when exposed to the air.
  • Dip a calligraphy pen or a thin paintbrush into this liquid and use it to write or paint on a sheet of paper.

2. Germination Experiment for Kids

Children love getting their hands dirty and learning through hands-on activities. Sprouting an avocado seed is a great homeschool or classroom project to teach students about germination. The process is simple:

  1. Fill a small jar with water
  2. Wash the seed
  3. Insert four toothpicks into it
  4. Suspend it over the jar so it touches the water
  5. Place in a sunny area and wait about six weeks for it to sprout

3. Traditional Enchilada Sauce

Dry and grate the pit to make a traditional North Mexican enchilada sauce that tastes really authentic. Leave a clean avocado in a cool, dry place for 5-7 days, then grate it into small bits (a food processor really helps). Add this to your sauce before baking. About 1 1/2 teaspoons should do the trick—any more, and the dish may end up tasting too bitter!

4. Smoothie

If drinks are more your thing, blend the raw pit into a smoothie or juice to benefit from all its nutrients and add a wonderful creaminess to the texture. Use half a pit for every two-person serving (a whole one serves four). My favourite combinations are avocado (fruit and pit), cucumber, and green apple. It also tastes good mixed with mango, pineapple, and ginger.

Health Benefits of Avocado Seeds
Health Benefits of Avocado Seeds

Health Benefits of Avocado Seeds

There is a long tradition of using the pits for various medicinal purposes.

  • They are chock full of antioxidants— more than most other fruits and vegetables—so don't just throw them away! The pits contain more than 70% of the antioxidants found in the entire fruit. Antioxidants boost the immune system and help prevent cardiovascular disease, regulate high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and prevent strokes.
  • The pits and skins contain high levels of antioxidants like catechins and procyandins that act as anti-inflammatories. They reduce joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of joint function associated with arthritis.
  • They also have lots of antioxidant phenolic compounds that can play a significant role in preventing various degenerative illnesses, tumor growth, and cardiovascular disease. They may also help reduce inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and boost immunity.
  • They even have insecticidal, fungicidal, and anti-microbial properties.
  • Like green tea, the seeds contain polyphenols, which are micronutrients that may play a role in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
  • They have more soluble fiber than almost any other food, which is great for high cholesterol, bowel inflammation, and diarrhea. In South America, they're used to treat dysentery and other issues in the GI tract.
  • The pit is very high in potassium. The younger (less ripe) the fruit is, the higher its levels of potassium. It also contains significant levels of phosphorous, but not as significant as the potassium.
  • They contain a condensed flavonol that may prevent tumor growth.
  • They are great food for your hair and skin. Those antioxidants can help rebuild collagen, repair damage caused by free radicals, and improve the appearance and texture of your skin.

5. Avocado Seed Tea to Treat a Stomach Ache

Treat a sore belly by drinking a hot tea made with the pit. Halve the seed and drop it in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then drink this infusion slowly.

Another way to make the tea is to dry the pit and break it down using a spice blender. Add a tablespoon of this powder to a cup of hot water and drink it slowly.

6. Ease Toothache

Cut off a piece of the pit and apply to a sore tooth to ease the pain. Gargling with the cooled tea (recipe above) can also help.

7. Soothe Itchy, Sore Skin

Smash the seed and infuse it in olive oil for a week. Once filtered, this oil can be applied to itchy, sore skin.

8, 9 & 10. Decorations and Ornaments

  • Dry several seeds and use them to make a wind chime. Paint each one with a different pattern and colour and add glitter, shells, or other interesting decorations. Then, follow these instructions to make your one-of-a-kind, almost-free wind chime. Another great activity for kids!
  • Carve out a hollow in the pit using a very sharp knife, then bake and varnish it. Once it's finished, it makes a lovely holder for tea-light candles. If you eat a lot of avocados, you'll soon have enough to decorate your whole house with these attractive, eco-friendly candle-holders.
  • Dry and bake the seed, then attach a craft hook to the top. Thread a ribbon through the hook and paint it with something Christmas-y so you can use it as a tree ornament.

11. DIY Face Scrub

Making a natural face and body scrub is easy. Simply grind up a dried pit in a food processor or cut it into pieces and use a spice blender.

Next, mix in one mashed banana and one tablespoon of coconut or almond oil.

Apply to skin and gently exfoliate before rinsing well.

12. Grow an Avocado Tree

Sprouting the seed is easy (see #2 on the list above): Within weeks you'll have a beautiful plant to brighten up your house. With its dark, glossy leaves, an avocado houseplant will look great on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom, outside on the deck, or wherever you decide to put it.

If you're planning on planting the tree outside, you should know that avocado trees do best in fairly warm temperatures (60-85°F) with moderate humidity. The tree won't tolerate freezing temperatures, but certain varieties thrive in places like California and Florida.

Baby shower gift

Once you've grown your mini avocado tree from a sprouted pit, why not give it to new parents as a newborn gift? Celebrating new life by planting a tree for a baby is a very thoughtful and ancient tradition.

13. At-Home Massage

Avocado seeds are smooth, hard, and just the right size for a DIY foot massage. Collect several and place them in a shallow bucket or large bowl. Then you can roll your feet over them to help work out some of that tension.

If you're a bit more adventurous, why not try using them to massage someone you love. Either use the pits to gently rub the person's back or warm them up for a DIY hot-stone massage.

14. Avocado Pit Shampoo

Commercial shampoos are full of toxic ingredients and are also super expensive. Luckily, making a frugal and effective hair product is easy with avocado seeds. This shampoo thickens and softens hair, and they say it also helps reduce graying. I've used this shampoo for years and can definitely recommend it.

To make:

  1. Wash and dry three pits
  2. Using a vegetable grater, grate them into a pot
  3. Add six cups of water and bring to a boil
  4. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Let cool
  5. Strain into a bottle or jar
  6. Combine three cups of this infusion with 2 oz. natural shampoo

You're now ready to wash your hair! Keep the rest of the water in the fridge to mix with shampoo as needed.

15. Avocado Seeds are Aphrodisiacs

Make a love potion using avocado pits.

An old woman from a Caribbean island told me about this traditional aphrodisiac. To make it, score a pit by making tic-tac-toe like patterns with a knife and place it in a litre of wine. Let it sit and infuse for a month before taking out the seed and serving.

If you dare, offer a glass to your sweetheart, but start off slow! The drink is said to be very effective.

16. Make Jewelry

Once dried and baked, avocado seeds turn a beautiful dusky pinkish-brown colour. You can buy gorgeous pit pendants, necklaces, earrings, brooches and more on websites like Etsy. But why not try making your own?

It uses a product that would otherwise be thrown out, which makes it a cheap craft project. You can be sure to make a one-of-a-kind item that no one else has.

Check out the links below to see tutorials for making avocado pit jewelry.

17. Natural Avocado Pit Fabric Dye

Use the seeds to make a natural, pink fabric dye. There are two methods:

  • The quick way is to simply boil your textiles with the pits and skins for around 45 minutes. That will give you a very pale pink dye with little effort.
  • For a deeper and more effective dye, you'll need several pits, avocado skins, ammonia, and a few days to let the mixture ferment. For detailed instructions and pictures, check out this link.

Quick Tip

Keep the pits and skins in the freezer until you collect enough to make your dye.

18, 19, & 20. Outdoor Fun and Games

  • Dry several seeds, then bake and varnish them to protect against moisture. If you're feeling fancy, paint them with metallic silver paint. You're now ready to play bocce, lawn bowling, or pétanque.
  • Dry three of them and use them as juggling balls
  • Enlist the help of friends to collect a bunch of them. Invite them over for an avocado garden party where you eat avocado dishes and play giant games of Chinese checkers, solitaire, or checkers.

Quick Tip

Bake your avocado pit to help it last longer and give it a beautiful rose colour.

More Uses for the Pit

Since I first wrote this article, it's been shared by thousands of people. And some of them have been kind enough to share more ideas with me for using up avocado pits. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Cover them with gold leaf and use as paperweights or placeholders
  • Set one over a decorative jar filled with water, and attach a personal note. This is a great housewarming gift.
  • Grate the pit then mix with vegetable or olive oil and some vinegar or lemon juice. You can use the resulting mixture as wood furniture polish.

Do Avocado Pits Keep Guacamole Green?

Many people leave the seed in the middle of a bowl of guacamole, believing it will keep it bright green. This has been shown to be a myth.

As oxidization is the culprit behind brown guacamole, anything that reduces the surface area exposed to air will prevent browning. This is why guacamole with a pit in it will be greener around the seed than at the edges of the bowl. It's not the pit that's doing it, though: You could substitute the seed with any other object like a boiled egg, sliced vegetables, or a piece of bread for the same effect. If you really want to reduce oxidization, cover the whole thing with wax paper so that the paper is pressed against the surface of the guacamole.

However, if you think adding a pit to a bowl of guacamole looks nice, go for it! That way when you have guests, you can use the opportunity to educate them about oxidization. What a great conversation starter!

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      Barbara Eiswerth 4 months ago

      facial scrub

      dye

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      motshidisi 4 months ago

      I crush it and put it in my smoothy

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      leif 4 months ago

      avocados are undoubtedly healthy, but i didnt feel that great after consuming one. but i noticed it resembled a hard boiled egg, and they should place an egg yolk without the whites inside after removing the avocado pit.

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      Georgia Estes 4 months ago

      Much of this information was totally new to me! I grew up in Africa where avocados were grown, and I loved them. I was surprised that dogs would eat the over ripe ones that were "rotting" on the ground. Now I am surprised again as I learn the many uses of the pit. Wow! The only thing I had ever tried was the sprouting.

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      teektaak 4 months ago

      The office was very helpful

      I hope to see more of your content

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      Antoinette 4 months ago

      A large branch of our avocado tree broke last night due to a thunderstorm. We have a bushel of unripe avocados. How may I use them

      We usually start eating them in the fall and this is July 5. Any ideas?

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      Mike 5 months ago

      Wow wonderful stuff! I tried the smoothie: avocado with the pit, mango, cucumber, green apple and water melon all blended together. I like the mild bitterness taste. I want to explore if milk can be added to taste. I want to understand if the pit can be preserved in the fridge for a long time instead of drying.

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      Edithb Kufuna 6 months ago

      Thanks, this is great information.I am thinking of making mats with avocado seed

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      Joni 8 months ago

      Love avocados! Great with pretty much EVERYTHING! :)

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      Someone 8 months ago

      This is very good information I need.

      Thank you

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      iamradiantrose 8 months ago

      This is one of the best pieces I have read in a long time. This is really comprehensive. I have a ton of avocado trees in my house, but the rest is fairly new to me. I will be using a lot of your tips. Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Hunt 9 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is an award-winning hub Rosetta! I love the idea of using avocado seeds to massage my feet. Great, useful tips. Sharing.

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      Ellen Gregory 11 months ago from Connecticut, USA

      Just this week I was trying to think of ways to use my avocado pits. I have been throwing them in the woods around my house instead of the garbage, thinking someday they will disintegrate naturally. Great ideas.

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      iqra 11 months ago

      Can we make powder and add in oil for massage

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      Osasona christie 11 months ago

      I rarely eat the fruit. But with this great information and benefits, i think i will en-devour to try same. Thank you for sharing this information.

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      Diana Grant 14 months ago from United Kingdom

      I was amazed by the different uses for avocado pits (I thought it was "pips"!). I've tried growing them, and love seeing the little baby plants developing. But, having lived in Africa where they grow abundantly, I am also aware that the trees take seven years to grow to sufficient maturity to produce fruit. I don't like growing anything which takes more than a year to fully develop.

      I'm just about to eat one for lunch today.

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      Prabhu 15 months ago

      Am the lover of avocado.. I used to eat this fruit before and after my workout...and Had I no idea about this seeds but after read this articles.. I used to eat that also...

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      Aloufa 15 months ago

      wonderful post! I am so glad that I found it.

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      AJ 16 months ago

      Thank you. I have been looking for a way to make natural shampoo.

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      Taina 16 months ago

      This is amazing information, thank you for sharing so much knowledge about this God given food. My aunt shared with me that she had lost over 50 lbs due to some diarrhea problem she had that would not stop. She though she was going to die. Doctors couldn't help her. She found out about the avocado pit, did tea every day, drank it day and night. Problem solved, she's back to her weight and continues to drink it for all the other benefits. Another family member was about to go on dialysis, he started drinking the tea, and now does not have to go on dialysis. Good to know. Thank you again.

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      Mcooks 17 months ago

      So cool! I've always loved avocados, and just started cleaning and moisturizing my face with avocado oil. I had no idea that the pit was so useful, though. Can't wait to try several suggestions listed here! Thanks so much fo such great info!

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      niko 17 months ago

      Great article. Excellent!!! Well done!! Thank u!

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      Alex 18 months ago

      I baked the seed to dry it out and grounded it. How Long will it stay good for?

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      Joycee 19 months ago

      The next thing I want to make an avocado seed smoothie. I got this recipe from here: http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutriti...

      I like it.

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      someone 19 months ago

      blsh

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      Linda Robinson 19 months ago from Cicero, New York

      Wow Rosetta what an amazing informative hub about avocados. So well done, so much fascinating information about this awesome food and the many ways of using the seeds. I will never look at an avocado ever the same. Have to definitely try some of these terrific and fun ideas. Just a super hub. :)

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      Amatjuhink 19 months ago from Indonesia

      I am are sort of suckers for the ones at Walmart

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      Audrey Hunt 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm an avocado lover. Had no idea the pit is so versatile and a good nutrient. Very happy to find this hub. Will pin and share and a huge thanks to you!

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      Johnny Slapstick 19 months ago

      How long can you keep avocado seeds before they go bad, or rather, before they cannot be used for certain things?

      Avocados themselves go bad fairly quickly. It seems like it would be inconvenient to have to use one for a stomach ache. By the time you take out the pit, clean it, and make tea with it your stomach ache will be gone.

      Additionally, squeezing some lemon juice over guacamole will keep it from turning brown.

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      Tru 20 months ago

      This article saved my marriage. ....I should tell you.... I'm married to an avocado.

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      Rola Maher Abboud 20 months ago from Kuwait

      I rarely eat avocados but I read a lot in how much benefits it have. I also love the idea of transforming the seeds of the avocados into jewelries.

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      melonhead369 20 months ago

      I actually shred the pit and put over eggs

      Save skin and moisturize skin with them

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      Karen Channer 20 months ago from Jamaica

      Very informative. I enjoyed it

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      Cynthia 20 months ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      This is a winning hub about my favorite fruit. We actually do eat it daily. We use it instead of margerine because the flavour is so bland and goes with either savory or sweet (such as jam).

      I like your suggestions for using the pit. Making beads sounds interesting! Maybe this is a craft I can enjoy with my granddaughters. The facial scrub also sounds intriguing. I have found, however, that since most shipments of avocadoes to Canada have been irradiated, that #2 doesn't work, unless you buy a high-end organic avocado from a health store perhaps-- we are sort of suckers for the ones at Walmart (which have definitely been irradiated). If you want to get into your avocado quicker (that is, ripen it up faster), just add the avocado to a brown paper bag with a ripe banana or apple.

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      Will Jacob 20 months ago

      great information. Can wait to use avocado ink for my next tattoo.

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      Pauline Resnick 20 months ago

      Does anyone know if Avocado seed powder, when added in to baking and cooking, holds it's nutritional valule?

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      Ava KP Wilson 20 months ago

      Great! some info I never know before.

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      Ryan Stone 20 months ago from Bay Area, California

      Great hub!

      I wonder what other secrets that Caribbean woman has hidden in her noggin...

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      Besarien 20 months ago

      Wonderful hub! I had no idea they were this useful. I always try to grow mine but end up throwing the vast majority probably 99% away at some point. I do have one that made it. The tree is in a container and about three feet tall now. I think it is time for me to explore these other uses. Cheers!

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      Kylo 21 months ago

      I eat the butter of the plant world a minimum of twice a week. Sometimes more, when they go on sale.

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      Oliver Rifkind 21 months ago from Always Moving

      Great article...I'm retired in Mexico and was wondering what to do with the things!

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      Chin chin 21 months ago from Philippines

      Love the list. I've been wanting to grow an avocado tree in our backyard. I think I will start with sprouting the seed as mentioned here so my kids can see it first and have fun.

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      Scott 21 months ago from Wisconsin

      wow cool info

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      Amanda R 21 months ago

      Wow, I thought I knew a lot about avocados, but I had a lot to learn. Thanks for all the information. I love avocados!

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      Leticia Vergara 21 months ago

      I love avocado .i eat 4 -6×a week (half each time)i want to try the seed as tea.thanks for the informations.more power !

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      AspiringWordsmith 21 months ago

      I have avocado every day, but I had no idea there were so many uses for the seeds which I always just discard after eating the tasty avacado. Thanks for the great hub, I'll be putting a lot of these ideas to good use.

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      Asher Socrates 21 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow! This is the most amazing information I've every read about an avacado seed. I knew the health benefits were powerful but now I know everything is true. Thanks for all this valuable content, it made a huge difference in my outlook on this amazing fruit. "Buy more avacado's from California! lets lower the prices so everyone can afford one.

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      Ada in Texas 21 months ago

      I use avocado seed in various ways cut up in 1/4-inch pieces. I need an easy way to cut them up. Do you know of a tool or machine (preferably electric) that can do this and not make it into a powder form? My small electric home-use food chopper is not strong enough to do so.

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      lamadison 21 months ago

      I eat avocados when in season and affordable. thanks for the great tips!

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      Diana Abrahamson 21 months ago from t Francis Bay

      Thanks for great info on the delicious avocado pear..Love them as a starter with mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce.

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      MiaMathews 22 months ago

      I never heard avocado seeds are aphrodisiacs... That's interesting)

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      L!ft!D 22 months ago

      Anybody have experience with drying/ dehydrating the avocado seed after high power blending it to a fine powder ? I find after blending the seeds the powder is kind of wet and clumpy. I figure if I dry it I can preserve it for longer and use it for soups/ sauces/ smoothies whenever I choose to. I'm just not sure if there is a right or wrong way to do it. I don't want it to get mouldy since it is rather damp after blending. Hmmmm....

      I appreciate the help in advance. And perhaps someone may know a different place they can direct me to where I can ask, if people here don't have much experience with this kind of situation.

      L!ft!D BKMD

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      Neil1963 22 months ago

      Blend two avocados together with one banana one apple one orange together with some celery leaves to obtain a cool and healthy drink which will bring down diabetes and cholesterol better served chilled thanks

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      Deb 22 months ago

      sometimes daily, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly...depends on when, where and $, availability : )

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      Rhonda Rydalch 22 months ago

      I eat avocodas almost everyday, in my salads, tacos, hamburgers, or just by themselves. They are simply delicious....

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      Anne Harrison 22 months ago from Australia

      Congratulations on HOTD. Such great ideas; I had no idea the avocado seeds was edible.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Congratulations for the well deserved HOTD!

      This hub provides many great and useful ideas about Avocado seeds. I was not aware about most of them. Great presentation and pictures. Overall a very useful and informative hub.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Chantelle Porter 22 months ago from Chicago

      I had no idea there were so many many uses for avocado pits and I eat avocados just about every week. Really unique article.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 22 months ago from Michigan

      I enjoy one avocado, cut into bite-sized pieces every morning. Nice and simple, I have it with salt, freshly ground pepper and sometimes cumin and cayenne. I "wash it down" with 6-8 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice...which I find bracing and delicious and which I sip through a straw to avoid wear and tear on the teeth. I had no idea the avocado seed was edible! I'll give the smoothie a whirl tomorrow! Thanks for the information!

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      Ann810 22 months ago from Sunny Cali

      I just had a smoothie this morning and I will add half a avocado seed next time to the smoothie. Especially to prevent cardiovascular health.

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      Kristen Howe 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Rosetta, congrats on HOTD, since I visited here last year.

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      Oztinato 22 months ago from Australia

      Great Hub!! Those avo seeds always looked enticing but I never knew they had such interesting uses.

      Can you just munch on them too?

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      Susan Hazelton 23 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

      this is amazing. I saw so much here on your hub that I didn't know that my head is swimming. I will definitely look into the jewelry making with them.

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      DeBorah 24 months ago

      Whst temp do you bake the dried avocado seeds for crafting?

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      Mel 2 years ago

      we eat avocados almost daily, but they're not always available. sometimes we have to wait for them to ripen. a few times we bought some that were black inside so we didn't get to eat avocados for a few days. we know that avocado is a super food.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      I never had avocado before. But you would ever thought you can use it for so many things from smoothies to crafts. Very useful and interesting.

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      teddies dad 2 years ago

      is there a local source for Avocado seed in Florida

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      Mif 2 years ago

      I carve little animals for my grandkids.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Amazing. Not only do you have interesting and useful things to do with them here, some of the comments have additional info. Thanks!

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      Nathan 2 years ago

      I just found out if you spin them hard enough like a spinning top (sideways), they flip upside down with the heavier side on top.

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      What a wonderful resource. I'm sharing it today on a Facebook page I manage called Cooking with Whole Grains & Real, Whole Foods.

      Question for you: How do you hold the pits steady while you hollow them out or score them with a knife? Do you use a vise?

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Humm, I eat Avocado in my salads daily. They're an enhancement to my health plus there a good substitute for dressings and other foods that I used to consume like a spread on crackers and breads. I'll try the seeds as suggested and see what I come up with. Thanks!

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      Brian Leekley 2 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Am sharing this. My crafter, gardening and parenting relations and friends will probably like it.

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      Paula 2 years ago

      Interesting. I didn't now you can use an avocado pit. I was very interested to read about the shampoo, but I am a bit disappointed because I hoped it would be all natural all the way, not mixed with commercial shampoo at the end. Do you have a whole natural recipe for shampoo? Not mixed with anything from commerce (natural or not).

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      I have gone through this post already. Very interesting facts about avocado uses.

      Congrats for the Editor's Choice accolade.

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      Chin chin 2 years ago from Philippines

      Definitely this hub has got lots of great ideas. I only thought of planting avocado seeds. Voted up!

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      Lowell Glovsky 2 years ago

      Avavados are mad puss tho. Abolish the IRS. Audit the Fed. Ron Paul 2012.

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      Susie B 2 years ago

      how long do we need to dry the avocado seed before using it in the face scrub?

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      Kelsey Jones 2 years ago

      I recently started liking avacados and have been eating them almost every week. I think I will try the sprout method and have a little plant. very cool! thanks!

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      Sheila 2 years ago

      Great in a smoothie. Gives me more energy!

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      JKWriter 3 years ago from Right in the middle.

      I like the idea of using them for massage balls. And anything that looks wooden can make a great house decoration. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      Rosetta Slone 3 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      @donnamariebradfield: What a wonderful idea!

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      donnamariebradfield 3 years ago

      Today, I grated Lemon Peels and an Avocado Pit, added Olive Oil and made a very nice all-natural Furniture Polish that feels amazing on my hands!

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      TapIn2U 3 years ago

      The fruit itself has tons of benefits, plus the seed? Surely this is a miracle fruit! Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Wow, so many uses for the avocado seed. I had no idea! Thanks for sharing.

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      @anonymous: Nope, this is a myth. I have several fruiting avocado trees on my property that were grown from seed years ago.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i am growing it at the moment, can I ask if it is true that if it is grown from seeds it won't actually bear fruit?

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      archetekt lm 4 years ago

      Interesting, I didn't know the seed was useful as food. I'll have to try next time I use avocados.

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      josietook 4 years ago

      I love avocados and mexican food!! This is the first time I've heard about using the seed to create a sauce. Great lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've got avocados ready for making breakfast burritos tomorrow and now I know what to do with the pits. We'll be growing a couple of trees very soon. :)

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      Juggling them is the best idea! They have a good weight, very good for juggling.

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      RoSelou 4 years ago

      Great lens only here in Squidoo. I once searched in the web on how to make creative craft out from avocado seeds, I only knew that it can be use as a smoothie. Thanks for this lens.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great ideas. I LOVE avocado!

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Who'd have thought anyone could make so much out of this subject. Nice, creative, imaginative.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      This is an absolutely delightful article to visit. I think I would chop off a finger if I ever attempted to slice an avocado pit but I would sure love to try the shampoo from it.

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      JimHofman 4 years ago

      Very interesting lens! I will try some of your suggestions.

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      @Cynthia Haltom: I'm willing to bet the avocados you buy have been sprayed or treated with something to stop them sprouting. Many non organic fruits are treated this way to last longer on the supermarket shelf.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I have never had much luck growing avocados from the seed. I do everything you suggested but it never sprouts.

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      amandascloset0 4 years ago

      enjoyed this lens! I love avacado's and use them often simply for the health benefits. Of course they taste great also and that makes it easy.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      I will try to grow a plant from it. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing lens!!!