Are Avocado Seeds Edible? Avocado Seed Benefits and Uses

Are avocado seeds edible? Avocado seed benefits and uses

We all know how healthy and nutritious avocados are, but what about that big, bulky seed in the middle?

Most people will consider it as waste and throw it out, not knowing that the pit of an avocado is actually edible.

Not only that, there are lots of other uses of avocado seeds that may surprise you.

So what’s the deal with avocado seeds? What health benefits do they offer and how can we best eat them? Let’s find out!

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Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

Health benefits of dragon fruit aka Pitaya

I had the pleasure of eating dragon fruit (also known as pitaya) at a dinner party recently and absolutely loved it. So much so that I decided to go buy a bunch of them and try out some recipes.

I remember eating dragon fruit many years ago whilst on holiday in Thailand but had forgotten all about the taste. I’m glad I tried it again because it was definitely my favorite piece of fruit on the table at that dinner party (trust me, the table was full with lots of different types of fruit!).

Because I liked it so much, I decided to dive deeper in this exotic fruit. What are the health benefits of dragon fruit, where can we find one, and how can we best cut and eat a dragon fruit?

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Fruits and Vegetables High in Vitamin K

Fruits and vegetables high in vitamin K

Vitamin K is essential for the body in different ways. Vitamin K is best known as the vitamin that helps to form blood clots and prevent excessive bleeding. It is also suggested that Vitamin K helps with the formation and repair of our bones.

While deficiency in Vitamin K is very rare, it is important that we maintain a diet that provides us with sufficient Vitamin K.

The recommended daily allowance for Vitamin K is 120 micrograms for men over 19 years old and 90 micrograms for women 19 years and older.

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Health benefits of cucumbers

The cucumber is the fourth most cultivated vegetable (or should I say fruit?) in the world and is known to have some surprising health benefits.

Confusion exists around cucumber being a plant or a fruit. Cucumber is essentially a plant – cucumis sativus – that grows green juicy fruits. These fruits are sometimes used as culinary vegetables, even though they are technically fruits.

The cucumber plant originates from South Asia but is now grown all around the world. And for good reason, because the fruit is not only delicious but also quite nutritious.

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Why You Should Eat Kale on a Regular Basis

Why you should eat kale

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse that we should all be eating regularly. Greens are by definition very nutritious but this leafy green vegetable definitely stands out.

Kale can be hard to find in the regular supermarket, because it is a very seasonal vegetable, but also because it is not so much of a mainstream green vegetable like spinach and broccoli. Which is a pity, because kale is packed with vitamins and minerals.

Read on and learn why you should eat kale on a regular basis.

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