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No, You Shouldn’t Start Eating Avocado Seeds

If you’ve logged onto Facebook in the past few days, you may have seen a viral video demonstrating how you can prepare the seed of an avocado for consumption. The video claims the seed is the most nutrient-dense part of the fruit, and that by drying it, chopping it up into pieces, and blending it, you are left with a powder-like substance that you can mix into smoothies or use for baking, adding an extra nutritional boost to your diet. The video has gained more than 25 million views since it was published on March 13.

So what’s the deal? Have we been missing out on a highly nutritious part of one of our favorite superfoods?

Not so much, says Health‘s contributing nutrition editor, Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. “I’m a huge avocado fan. I eat them daily, and recommend them to my clients,…

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