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Sprouting Avocado Pits

By August 20, 2014March 3rd, 2017Uncategorized

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Sprouting Avocado Pits


Sprouting Avocado Pits

I wish I could have an avocado tree at my house, but living in Wisconsin, that isn’t possible. Sprouting an avocado is as close as I am going to get. Sprouting an avocado pit is a great project to teach your children about germination.

The process is really easy:

– Fill a small jar with water
– Lick all the tasty goodness off the seed and clean it completely
– Insert four tooth picks into the seed
– Suspend the seed over the jar so it touches the water
– Place in a warm sunny area and wait about 6 weeks for it to sprout

Sprouting Avocado Pits


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Tina Muir says:

    I had no idea there was such a thing, but that will be a great experiment for one day when I have kids. I will have to give this a try!

  • Then what do you do with the sprouting avocado? Plant it?

  • Anna says:

    Which end goes in the water, the pointy end or the round end?

  • Karlie says:

    But what do you do with a sprouting avocado?? 😀

    • cemmerich says:

      Plant and grow an avocado tree. 🙂

      • Krickt says:

        I am trying this (started it this weekend). I’m going to try to grow it in a big pot on my porch and wheel it inside for the winter until it’s too big. I’m thinking with a little judicious pruning, I might just be able to keep it under control! What a fantastic idea for my 7th grade science class!

  • Sandy Hazlewood says:

    Love the video! Your boys are adorable!

  • Susan says:

    Loved the video. Wonderful gesture for a worthy cause AND your boys are darling.

  • Linda says:


    Next time, if you sit on the ground, the boys can reach your head. lol

  • Anna says:

    They are expensive, but I have looked into getting a dwarf grafted avocado tree to keep in a container in my home/patio…in Boston no less. I am sure there are places that have them cheaper than this…but some day I will treat myself to this as a present.


  • You’re fantastic! Haha 🙂

  • Amanda Reed says:

    The boys were like.. “is she serious?” haha 😀

  • Iris says:

    Hi Maria, what you are doing is so amazing!! Way cool! I’ve a question but unsure where to ask. Would gladly appreciate if you could share your insights if there is any treatment for mushroom and seaweed allergy? Thanks!!

  • Laura says:

    I come from an island and the avocado tree will give you avocados (aguacate) in 5 years if lucky! The plant (tree) will not survive cold weather and it grows really high. Better drink the seed (after blending it in a blendtec) to remove arterial plaque since it is a soluble fiber with tremendous amount of phytochemicals. Happy sprouting.

  • Susan Lynn says:

    So, I have heard that you need several avocado plants to germinate/pollinate each other, I guess with the help of bees. (real lack of knowledge here). I any case, I am writing to get a little encouragement. I’ve been eating only “Maria” recipes and recommended food also taking loads of supplements without any weight loss this time. 3 weeks in…I’m thinking I must me getting too much protein and not enough fat…I started to use the calorie counter site but am having poor luck figuring out the addition of recipe info so it can count my “Maria” recipe nutrition. I started eating this your way last November when I bought the plan, dropped 35 lbs like popping a water balloon but have stalled ever since, haven’t put any back on but no more lost. I weigh 174 but am only 5’3″ so really I have at least another 30 to 50lbs to go…While reading Keto Adapted I realize I’m eating like one of your stories, lean, not many calories but not enough fat…so, seeking encouragement to continue with the calorie counter to help record my nutrition…thanks! Susan in Bangladesh…p.s. specialty food are very hard to come by here…no MTC, Hazelnut oil, only coconut I brought in my suitcase…plenty of butter however…no bacon 🙁

  • Linda says:

    I’d love to have my own avocado tree! Will it work in our climate though? (I live in the twin cities.)

  • Dawn says:

    Hi Maria,
    Minnesotan here….I just watched a video about LCHF that you presented and am struggling…I have struggled with PCOS for decades and dealt with all the side effects. Over the years visiting traditional doctors all they would say is take Meformin, work out 3 hours a day and eat 1200 calories! Yeah thanks, not! This last year I took a drastic step as I was desperate and had not heard of LCHF yet. In May of 2013 I started the hcg diet. I lost 80 lbs this last year. I was so happy and excited HOWEVER, you knew this was coming, since going off hcg in May I have gained 10 lbs back already. I have tried so hard to keep it off but it seems like the smallest error I make affects me on the scale. My plan has been to eat healthy and exclude sugar and carbs but along with that comes other issues. I realized that though I lost the 80 lbs it really was just a band-aid. My real issue and the reason I gained the weight to begin with was my PCOS. I have never been a couch potato eating a bag of chips! I have read The Hormone Cure over the summer and she recommends a low carb high fiber anti-inflammatory diet along with MANY supplements! I understand the importance of this but at the same time I am confused. Can low carb also be high fiber? What are your thoughts on LCHF for PCOS? Thank you for your time…
    Confused and Struggling,

    • cemmerich says:

      I have helped many clients in your situation. This is a lifestyle, not a quick fix. This lifestyle is great for PCOS as well. No, it is not high fiber. Too much fiber can cause a blood sugar spike and kick you out of ketosis. Here is a recent client:

      “I just thought I would send you a note and say THANK YOU! Between you and several others, especially my naturopath, I took the road to health and eat a high fat, low carb, grain and sugar free diet, and have HEALED my PCOS! My doctor told me today that there is not one hint of anything indicating I even had it! 55 days of grain free and sugar free, going strong!” -Elise

      • Dawn says:

        Thank you Maria! I looked over your cookbooks but am wondering which may be best for someone with PCOS. I also would like to lose some weight as well. When I looked over some of your sample recipes they all looked really good but I am wondering if the recipes are more for those who are adapted on the keto diet and not looking to lose weight versus those who are just beginning and would like to lose weight. I guess in order to lose I need to stick to 20 carbs or less per day and I noticed that alot of the recipes I saw were more than 20 carbs. You know more about all this as I am a newbie. Let me know what you think! Thank you! Also, I would really like to get your savory sweet cookbook for my boys and maybe myself occasionally!

        • cemmerich says:

          This lifestyle is great for dealing with PCOS (so all my books would be good). Here is a recent client:
          “I just thought I would send you a note and say THANK YOU! Between you and several others, especially my naturopath, I took the road to health and eat a high fat, low carb, grain and sugar free diet, and have HEALED my PCOS! My doctor told me today that there is not one hint of anything indicating I even had it! 55 days of grain free and sugar free, going strong!” -Elise

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