Are avocado pits edible?

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Avocado pits are edible although they may not taste very good.. They are quite nutritious, containing potassium, phosphorus and soluble fiber.

Avocado pits have tannins, making them bitter and even mildly toxic. A person would have to eat a lot of pits in order for it to have any real impact. Besides that, the pits have a great deal of nutrition in them, but they are low in magnesium and calcium. The benefits from eating avocado pits are numerous. These include improving heart function, lowering cholesterol and improving the circulation of the blood. They are often used in smoothie recipes.

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1. Place the avocado on the cutting board. 2. Slice the avocado in half, being careful not to cut the pit. Scoring the pit can break small pieces off that may end up in your recipe.
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Cut the avocado in half lengthwise down to the pit all the way around. Twist the two halves and pull apart. Stick a knife into the pit and twist-pull it out.
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