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Israeli startup AvoMed:

Avocado pits might help heal skin conditions

A compound has been developed from discarded avocado seeds that can repair damage to human skin caused by UV radiation, pollution, aging and other stressors. Israeli startup AvoMed manufactures PFA (polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols) from avocado seeds. This compound enhances personal care products and treat skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Avocado seeds, which can make up almost a fifth of the fruit’s mass, are a byproduct of the food industry left in factories that produce guacamole, frozen avocados, avocado oil and other products. AvoMed also develops a line of PFA-based cosmetics aimed at women and men interested in the care, relief and protection of the skin using natural products.

The avocado seed comprises 13 to 18 per cent of the whole fruit, and the US consumes over 2.7 billion pounds of avocados alone – resulting in a lot of unnecessary waste. AvoMed utilizes avocado seeds and makes it possible to turn the waste treatment costs into an additional unit of profit, and benefit the environment by preventing further waste.

Source: nocamels.com


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