Where to Buy Avocado Oil Online


oil of AvocadosAvocado oil is one of the healthiest oils to use in cooking and in salad dressings and other recipes. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, phytosterols such as beta-sitosterol and high in antioxidants like vitamin E, lutein and alpha and beta-carotene.

While it would be best enjoyed unheated to preserve all of the health benefits, avocado oil is also one of the most heat stable of all cooking oils. With an amazingly high smoking point of up to 520 degrees fahrenheit, it is far superior to olive oil for high temperature cooking and frying.

What to Look for When Buying Avocado Oil

There are a few important things to look for with avocado oil. The first is for the oil to be cold pressed.

Similar to the process that creates olive oil, cold pressed avocado oil is produced by mechanical extraction, rather than solvents. This process leads to very low acidity levels and little chance of contaminants.

While avocados are not considered a fruit that has a problem with excessive pesticide levels like apples or stone fruit, an oil from organically grown crops is also preferable if possible.

A deep green color can be a good indicator of an avocado oil rich in health nutrients. The color comes primarily from chlorophyll pigments, but its presence indicates minimal processing. The less processing an oil has undergone, the more antioxidants like vitamin E, lutein and alpha and beta-carotene are likely to be present.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell the color of an avocado oil until you are pouring it over a salad or into a bowl for the first time. This is because most oils will come in a dark bottle to protect it from the light. Due to its sensitivity to light, it is best stored in a dark cupboard or at very least away from direct sunlight.

I currently use this delicious avocado oil on salads and for any frying that doesn’t suit virgin coconut oil (another very healthy oil). It has a rich buttery flavor and thick texture great for cooking with.

Other good options include this cold pressed and organic avocado oil made from New Zealand Hass avocados and the french company La Tourangelle also make a very popular oil with free delivery at Amazon.

While cold pressed avocado oil is a bit more than most processed vegetable oils, the combination of its extensive health benefits, extremely high smoke point for cooking and rich, buttery taste, makes it well worth it when you value what you eat.

Photo credit with thanks: roshelen

 


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Tegan

Hi Jim,

I love what you have written about Avocado Oil. Where did you get the information on San Lucas being American made?

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Amy

Hi Jim,

Great information. I use Avohaus avocado oil, also from New Zealand Hass. It can be purchased online from here: http://www.thegourmetonline.com/organic-extra-virgin-avocado-oil-p/100-avo-xv-o.htm
They ship internationally as well.

I find that this is the only one that tastes like a fresh ripe avocado with no rancidity. The others seem to have that “off” or “rotten” avocado taste (I won’t mention any names) or they are clear and refined.
I use it to cook and also on my skin & hair….It’s really changed my skin!!!!

Thanks for the great article’s Jim!

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Pat

great info.. As a picky eater, I love avocado oil.My brand of choice is Chosen Food Avocado oil..I usually buy it @ BJ. Thanks a again for the great info.

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Doris Samuel

From what I was reading about the avocado cold pressed oil,really sound amazing, I am from the Caribbean, cannot find that oil here,can someone be so kind to send me a bottle of that oil please, I will be greatfull,thank you, I have really dry skin.

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Mark Reed

Being a maker of 100% Certified Avocado Oil. Be careful and mindful that product claiming to be organic can be actually a product that may contain other oils or materials other than avocado oil.
There can be significant issues with products that claim to be organic or all natural without being certified.
for instance 100% Certified Organic is 100% Organic ingredients – only organic processing aids-Absolutely no non-organic agricultural ingredients – Must be Certified by a registered agency and labeled as such.
Organic is 95 to 100% Organic Ingredients – up to 5% may be from limited approved list of allowed non-organic agricultural ingredients – and other additives (Ie; vitamins, baking soda, Citric acid) approved by the USDA National Organic Program.
Made with Organic Ingredients – 70% organic
all other claims below 70% organic do not need to be certified and there are no restrictions on ingredients. So non- certified products can contain non-organic ingredients and still claim to be 100% pure and can contain the word organic in product ingredients label.

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Jim

Greetings and PEACE! Hey this was really informative. I just ordered what you recommended on amazon and have a question. As a retired Paramedic and licensed massage therapist (LMT), I’d like to know if this avocado oil can be used not only on the face but for massaging the whole body? For years I’ve used various cremes and OLIVE OIL, until I learned on 60 Minutes (Ch. 2 in NYC) that over 80 % of the olive oils from Italy are cut or all out fakes! The recommendation was buy from California to circumvent organized crime in Italy. Any suggestions?
Once again, thanks for the information.
jim Schrang

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