You probably just consume the flesh of avocado and throw the seed away if you love this fruit. But, the latest study has shown that there is compound that will totally change your mind.
This powerful compound makes avocado even healthier, despite we all know that this fruit is extremely healthy.
This seed is said to treat AML (acute myeloid leukemia) – a rare yet deadly type of leukemia.
The whole blood cells are attacked by this aggressive form of cancer. You can take advantage of the compound avocatin B with avocado seed. The study was conducted by the University of Perugia, Italy, and University of Waterloo, Canada, where 800 compounds were tests against leukemia cells.
The research has shown that this seed is extremely effective in the battle against the cells that actually cause the blood cancer. Another good thing is that the compound didn’t affect the healthy cells.
An Exciting Discovery
However, the scientists are planning to develop a drug for leukemia. For now, we have the following treatments for blood cancer:
- Biological therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Stem cell transplants
So, do not toss away the seeds when you will eat avocados next time. While avocado is rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, potassium, healthy fats, folate and B vitamins. It is also full of antioxidants and bioactive phytochemicals. Do not forget that 70% of the antioxidants are consisted in the seed.
Avocado seeds are totally edible, so it is time to stop throwing it away. Place the seed in a plastic bag after extracting the seed from the avocado, crush it with a stone or hammer. Add it to your favorite smoothie once crushed, or combine it with your salads etc
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