Avocado seed husks could be a gold mine of medicinal and industrial compounds

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists report that avocado seed husks, which are usually discarded along with the seed, contain a plethora of useful chemical compounds. They say these compounds could eventually be used to treat a host of debilitating diseases, as well as to enhance the allure of cosmetics, perfumes and other consumer goods. The researchers are presenting their results at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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