Avocado Oil

Non-GMO Project Verified Avocado oil is elite among cooking oils:

  • Avocado is a nutritional super food.

  • Avocado oil has the highest smoke point of all vegetable oils -~ 520° F when refined

  • Avocado oil has a healthy, monounsaturated fat content (71%). It is very high, similar to that of olive oil.

  • Avocado oil is extremely low in trans fatty acids

  • Studies have shown that avocado oil can reduce bad LDL blood cholesterol and lower the risk of coronary heart disease

  • When cold-pressed, avocado oil is rich in vitamins B, C and E as well as several minerals

  • Ounce for ounce, avocados contain 60% more potassium than bananas

  • Some more of the numerous health benefits are listed below. 

Avocados are often misunderstood. Because an avocado's pulp contains so much oil, and perhaps because all oil contains 9-calories per gram (255-calories per ounce), people sometimes think that avocados are unhealthy. Actually, an avocado's oil is the healthy kind. It contains very little saturated fat. And the fruit provides added nutritional value.

 

Cooking

Avocado cooking oil is versatile. It has a unique, mild flavor. The oil of the avocado is proving popular in the shallow pan-frying of fish, poultry and venison.  Avocado oil is also well-suited for soups, marinades, baking, roasting and grilling; the use of it as a simple drizzle on potatoes and vegetables makes it a suitable replacement for common saturated animal fats.. Due to its high smoke point, avocado oil is also used for high temperature cooking and an alternative to extra virgin olive oil which some consumers find too strong in flavour. 

 

Dressings

Avocado Oil is excellent in dips and salad dressings. It makes a very attractive green dressing when mixed with lemon juice, herbs and white wine vinegar.

 

About Avocados

Avocados are grown in many countries (such as Mexico, United States, Israel, South Africa, Spain, etc.). Although the idea of extracting avocado oil is relatively new and probably originated in Australia or New Zealand, avocado oil is currently extracted in many countries, including the United States.

 

More Potential Health Benefits

This edible oil is an ideal candidate for the Mediterranean diet as it is predominantly monounsaturated and is low in saturates.  A benefit is that it contains beta-sitosterol in significant amounts (0.5-1.0%) and the consumption of this cholesterol lowering sterol is being encouraged worldwide. Beta-Sitosterol may also have further benefits for most males over fifty in alleviating the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) (6).

 

An interesting observation has been made by some consumers about the satiety effects of taking approximately 10 ml of avocado oil as a smoothie in the morning with reports that this alleviated the desire for mid morning snacks.