The peel and seeds of avocado and Hass variety steal compounds have antioxidant activity. The discovery was made by the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA) of the University of Sao Paulo in Piracicaba.

The substances identified in the study of agronomy Maria Augusta Tremocoldi have great potential for use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. The bioactive compounds may be used in substitution for synthetic antioxidants. "Based on the results of this study, bark and seed avocados may be introduced in the form of powder extract in food products", Concluded Maria Augusta in an interview to USP.

These varieties of avocados with antioxidant activity are not very common in Brazil. Learn more about the benefits of avocado here.