Last night, I got a friend request on Facebook from a friend who is already my friend. Does that make sense? I guess her account had been hacked. It had happened once before and she (I thought) changed her password and reported the bogus registration. Anyway, I found where she had shared the avocado pit video for eating same. Not the video. The pit. Anyway, someone had posted an article warning against eating the portion we usually throw away. (The only reason to keep it is to stick toothpicks in it and suspend it in a glass with water.)
ANYHOW, the article referenced one of the FAQs from California Avocado. It’s partway down the page but if you don’t want to look for it, here’s the question and answer.
I have heard the avocado seed contains additional nutrients is this true? (That’s the way the question is stated. I’m not kidding.)
- The California Avocado Commission does not recommend consumption of the “pit” or seed of an avocado. The seed of an avocado contains elements that are not intended for human consumption.
I think I will believe the Commission and not some random video-maker. I’ll continue to compost mine with the belief that they are to either supposed to grow or enrich the soil.
Cuz said she might be here today. Might be turned out to be not. I heard a mower going and thought she’d shown up but it was the neighbor on the other side of me mowing his yard.
DD called when I’d just started a meal so I waited until I was through to call her back. We talked over an hour.
The Catz have been fed twice. This morning, the black one bumped my hand so hard, I spilled a lot of the food. He was insistent and intent on being petted so I complied. This afternoon, he was petted again and when I came back in, he marched inside with me. I asked (in my best Joey Tribbiani voice), “What are you doing??” He looked around and seemed startled to find himself halfway into the living room. He turned around and walked out.
After I took my shower this evening, I was so sleepy I could have crawled into bed and gone off to the Land of Nod but it was still too early. It isn’t any more and that’s about it for my day. This is where I sign off.