Q: How do you make your Extra Virgin Avocado Oil?
A: Our tree-to-table extra virgin avocado oil is made by cold pressing the flesh of premium grade-A avocados, exclusively grown in California. No heat or chemical extraction is used in producing Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. We do not use the skin or the pits, those are composted at the facility.
Q: Where do you source your avocado oil from?
A: Our avocados are sourced from handpicked, Grade A premium California avocados (of the Hass variety). Fruit is grown in SoCal, Pressed in Socal, bottled in SoCal and warehoused in SoCal (in our Oxnard facility). And all of that happens within a 90-mile radius. It doesn't get more Southern California than this oil.
Q: I have an allergy, is the avocado oil manufactured in a facility that contains dairy, eggs, or peanuts?
A: All of our avocado oil manufacturers are allergen-free with the exception of one. They have crude peanut oil present in their facility, but it is not processed on the same line. This pertains to the 500mL Avocado Oil. The Extra Virgin Avocado Oil suppliers and manufacturers are allergen free.
Q: I see your mayo is Kosher, are your oils Kosher too?
A: Yes, our Mayos are Kosher certified. With regards to our other products such as the dressings and oils, we do follow all Kosher guidelines however they are not yet Kosher certified.
Q: What is the vital fat composition of avocado oil?
A: Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio: 13.1:1 Omega-3 fatty acids: 1% Omega-6 fatty acids: 12.5% Omega-9 fatty acids: 67.9% Saturated fatty acids: 11.6%
Q: Are your avocado oil heat and light stable?
A: Yes! Our avocado oil is naturally heat-stable and is protected from the elements in a beautiful dark glass bottle.
Q: What is the best use of Extra Virgin Avocado Oil?
The Extra Virgin is perfect for baking, sautéing, dressing or dipping, and generally a good use for cooking under 350 degrees.
Q: Are pesticides used on the avocado crops that source the avocado oil?
A: The facility processes both conventional and organic products. Conventional growers of avocados do utilize synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to produce their fruit. The process involves a simple handling procedure and includes a wash step that thoroughly rinses contaminants from the surface of the fruit. The process also involves deskinning the fruit. The facility is confident that the final product contains no pesticide residue. The facility uses regular testing protocols focused on pathogen detection and other typical quality analysis but does not regularly screen for pesticide residue in the final product. Any product that has not been certified as organic cannot guarantee that synthetic pesticides are not used.
Q: What is the shelf life of your avocado oil?
A: It's good for 18 months unopened. Once opened, we recommend using within a year. It does Not need to be refrigerated.