How to eat an Avocado: Nutrition Benefits, Tips & Preparation

On this episode of Healthytarian Living, holistic teacher Evita Ochel (https://www.evitaochel.com) shares how to eat an avocado. The video includes a demo of its preparation, sharing about the fruit’s nutritional benefits, buying tips, storing, meal ideas and more.

**NOTE: Take extra care and be mindful when using your kitchen knives to cut avocados or remove pits. The degree of sharpness, the pressure you use, and type of knife you use will all make a big difference to the outcome, and YOUR safety is YOUR responsibility.**

New to whole-food, plant-based eating? Check out Evita’s complete video course How to Eat Whole-Food, Plant-Based on Udemy: https://bit.ly/38nHkBP

Avocado Recipes from Healthytarian:

1. Guacamole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpfIAQEIW8
2. Chocolate Avocado Pudding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgNizPsGc-s
3. Red-Green Festive Salad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXhOH2IuUg
4. Asparagus Radish Seasonal Salad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpIIQM8VgYk

*About the Avocado Pit:* Information about the avocado pit is NOT included in the video because this video is intended for everyday eating for the general audience and the avocado pit is NOT a common or easy part of the avocado to eat, nor is it necessary or proven safe in certain quantities. The pit requires an intensive preparation process in order to make it possible to eat without hurting one’s teeth or choking, and it requires tools, like a high-powered blender or dehydrator, that many people will not have, making it impractical to consider or recommend to most people. Even though the pit is edible, and just like any other “plant seed” it does contain nutrients and health benefits, *it is medicinal in its chemical composition* and its safety and dosage have NOT yet been established. This means that it should be treated more as a medicine, than a food, and used with conservative wisdom after thoroughly learning about its properties, risks, and how they may influence one’s health. Consider the apple seed or apricot kernel seed, as other such similar examples. These contain compounds that can be medicinal or toxic, depending on how they are used. According to the California Avocado Commission, “The seed of an avocado contains elements that are not intended for human consumption.” https://www.californiaavocado.com/blog/march-2016/is-it-safe-to-eat-the-avocado-seed

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