Why Avocado Oil?
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No GMO ingredients or chemical solvents. Just 100% pure centrifuge-extracted avocado oil.
Handcrafted from the soft green flesh of premium avocados, Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil is processed in order to preserve the true properties of the oil—antioxidants, minerals, vitamin E and the highest concentration of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil is suitable for high heat, making it perfect for all your cooking needs—baking, broiling, sautéing, barbecuing or stir-frying.
Avocado oil is perfect for using as a dressing for your salads and marinades. Packed with oleic acid, the nutrient that gave olive oil its claim to fame, but less pungent than olive oil, our avocado oil has a mild smell and naturally buttery taste with just the right smattering of nutty overtones.
The fats in avocado oil aren’t only healthy in and of themselves but make other nutrients, particularly carotenoids, in the avocado much more bioavailable.
Here's an article from Healthline.com on the 12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocados: 12 Proven Health Benefits
Check out the following from TheAlternativeDaily.com.
Although it has not quite yet reached celebrity status like coconut oil, avocado oil is rapidly gaining momentum in natural health circles – and gaining popularity amongst those who are not fond of the taste of coconut oil.
Social media is abuzz with tales of the goodness of this pear-shaped, green fruit, as well. In fact, a quick search on Instagram reveals that the avocado hashtag has been used over two million times.
Gone are the days when avocados were only thought of as the main ingredient in guacamole. People are finally paying attention to this “fat” fruit that has, in the past, gotten a bad rap.
Known endearingly since Aztec times as “vegetable butter” – or “butter pear” – avocado fruit (Persea Americana Mill.) originated in Central America but is now cultivated in a number of warm, sub-tropical, and temperate locations throughout the world. Depending on weight, the flesh of the avocado can contain up to 30 percent oil.
However, up until only recently, this oil has been used as a raw material mainly by the cosmetic industry and has not been viewed as an edible oil. This is mainly due to the harsh extraction process used by some operations. Starting with poor quality and waste avocados, the oil is sometimes extracted using chemical solvents, before it is bleached and deodorized.
The good news is, there is another way to extract the oil in avocados – a way that starts with high-quality avocados and ends up with a shimmering green oil loaded with health benefits. It is this oil that is gaining the attention of health-seekers across the globe.
The quality extraction process is essential
High-quality, edible avocado oil starts with high-quality, perfectly ripe fruit that is cold-pressed and naturally refined. By using a low-heat process, nutrients and fatty acids are protected – and the integrity of the oil is preserved.