Avocado pits or seeds have been reported in the media to provide many health benefits and instructions can be found on the internet describing how to dry and grind the bitter tasting pits. A 2013 review by D. Dabas et al. in Current Pharmaceutical Design
states that preliminary lab studies on the content of the dried, ground pits indicate that there may be health benefits, however the same review goes on to say that it is not known if these findings will translate into clinical or nutritional benefits or if avocado seeds contain harmful substances. The conclusion is that more research is needed to determine the benefits and potential risks. Organizations such as the California Avocado Commission
agree and recommend that the seeds not be consumed until more is known.