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Is It Dangerous To Eat The Skin On Avocados
To give your skin a fountain-of-youth boost and help fight inflammation, Woman's World suggests eating avocado skin, which contains antioxidants like carotenoids, phenolic compounds, and flavonoids. However, it's bitter, tough, and generally unpleasant to eat, which is usually a good reason to eschew the peel.
Although avocado skin contains persin, a fungicidal toxin dangerous to animals, it has a host of health benefits for humans. But to take advantage of its antioxidant benefits, one has to move past its unpleasant taste, and luckily, there are a few ways to make peels more palatable.
Prepared Cooks recommends pulverizing a dry peel into a paste, which you can add to a dip or dressing, or simply cut up the avocado and pop it into a blender along with frozen fruit to make a nutrient-rich smoothie. For a big dose of carotenoids (which convert to vitamin A), be sure to eat the dark green outermost flesh that attaches to the skin.