Is avocado oil better than olive oil in your kitchen and should you even be frying with olive oil or can this be dangerous?
This page looks at the differences between olive oil and avocado oil and just what makes the later superior for healthy cooking.
What is Avocado Oil?
Like olive oil, avocado oil is one of the few cooking oils extracted directly from the fruit, rather than chemically extracted from seeds. Avocado fruit contains around 30% oil and it is extracted in a similar way to extra virgin olive oil.
Avocado oil is a very healthy cooking oil, with an extremely beneficial fatty acid profile, good levels of antioxidants and other healthy compounds. It also has a very high smoke point that makes it great for frying with.
Actually, in all of these ways, a high quality cold pressed avocado oil, like this one I use in my kitchen, is superior to the much more commonly used olive oil. Here’s why.
Frying with Avocado Oil instead of Olive Oil