If you’re looking for a fun science project, why not grow your own avocado tree?
Yes, you really can! Just use the pit left over after you make your guacamole or avocado toast, as about 90% of avocado pits will eventually begin to grow new sprouts.
This awesome AvoSeedo bowl can help you on your way. It consists of a little avocado boat and bowl to keep the seat underwater properly as it starts to sprout. Just peel away the skin around the avocado pit, place the pit in the AvoSeedo boat, fill the main container with water, and you’re on your way!
Just remember to keep the container filled with water. It takes 3-6 weeks for an avocado pit to crack open and starts to germinate, depending on breed and temperature, so your bowl may need refilling.
Once your avocado tree has sprouted, continue to keep it watered in the AvoSeedo bowl and watch it grow. Once it reaches about 8 inches in height and has some leaves, you can transplant it into a larger pot with soil to keep growing.
Besides the fun of growing your own plants, avocados are also a superfood and extra yummy in recipes. According to recent studies, regular consumption of avocado is likely to be beneficial to your health with regard to insulin regulation, blood sugar control, satiety and weight control as well as decreased risk of unwanted inflammation.
You can get your own AvoSeedo Bowl on Amazon for around $11.
While you’re waiting to get the pit out of the avocados in your fridge, why not try our Avocado Summer Salad or Avocado-Banana Salad to speed things along?