Why We Should All Be Eating The Seeds In Avocados

If avocados weren’t already healthy enough – not to mention insanely trendy in the food world – they’ve just got even better.

According to health nuts, instead of carefully scraping out the soft green bit and chucking it on your salad you should eat the seed in the centre of the fruit, too.

Source: Why We Should All Be Eating The Seeds In Avocados

…except that there’s basically no nutritional value mentioned in the article.  I can’t find anything about the avocado stone nutrition that I’d trust, be aware that there is vitamin K in various nuts/seeds.  So be careful if you decide to incorporate this into your diet.  I recommend being consistent in how much you consume, and how often between INR tests.

Next issue is the reality of how to consume the avocado seed/stone/pit/whatever you call it.  You can’t bite into it – some I can’t get a pairing knife into.  Most recommend preparing the pit by smashing it with a hammer (using a vice might be less messy and frustrating) before putting it in a food processor.  Be aware that every source is still stating that the food processor blade will likely be damaged…  Much as I would like to make use of what’s been waste to date, this isn’t very accommodating for something that is biodegradable.

Prunes: 5 Reasons to Eat More

Not a fan of prunes? You’re not alone. In fact, women ages 25 to 54 react so negatively to the idea of prunes that the California Prune Board pressured the Food and Drug Administration to change their name to the more appealing ‘dried plums’ (which they technically are), and it worked! Sales of this super-healthy purple fruit have hit new heights.

Beyond the benefits to your digestive tract, and the fact that they offer a sweet hit for only 30 calories, plums and prunes have many other wonderful health properties.

Source: 5 healthy reasons you need to eat more prunes

There’s a recipe at the end for plum-quinoa salad.

What the article doesn’t mention is that plums/prunes increase the absorption of iron.  Ladies, are you listening?  Because as prunes/plums are good for weight loss too.  But be aware that there is a reasonable amount of vitamin K in them, so mind how much you consume.  For more information on plums/prunes, see this link.