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Avocado active ingredients

The pulp of the avocado (flesh)

Avocado active ingredients

The avocado mesocarp or pulp contains up to 40% lipids (oils) composed of 80% of unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic, linolenic, palmitic, stearic, capric, myristic. Compounds 11% unsaponifiables rich in sterols such as beta-sitosterol, estimasterol, campestrol, delta5-avenasterol and vitamin E.


Also are amino acids such as lysine, valine and leucine and considerable amounts of GABA (gamma amino butyric acid); abundant carbohydrates, carotenoids, vitamins (B1, B12, B6, C) and minerals salts (phosphorus and iron).


Avocado seed

Avocado active ingredients







The seed of the avocado contains abundant unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E.


Avocado leaves

Avocado active ingredients

The avocado tree leaves contain various essential oils like estragole (reported with some toxicity), alpha and beta pinene, cineol, transanetol, camphor, limonene.


Contains dopamine and serotonin, both neurotransmitters with the body's vital functions. Flavonoids, perseita, persiteol and abacatina: a bitter principle.

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