Name your favorite green fruit. Go. Hmm, um... pear? Grapes? Let's think richer, creamy, decadent and oh-so-important to every party ever: avocado. That's right, avocados are fruit and they are amazing. That is, when they're ripe and perfect. But go too far, or crack one open when stiff and bland, and you've just blown that $1.59 or $2.49 or whatever. How about putting the essence of avocado, that green goodness, into a bottle for cooking and dressing and more? You'd have Primal Kitchen's Avocado Oil, gently pressed for nutrition but robust enough to take high heat frying. Now, that's a functional fruit.
Let's face it, olive oil isn't always what you fancy on a salad or drizzled into that morning smoothie. Sometimes it's just a little too grassy, too herbal. In that case, you might also not want something super dense like butter or coconut oil. What then? Here's what: avocado oil. Just like olives, avocado is a super oily fruit that is great for its fat content whether eaten whole or extracted into delicious oil. Oil like this one from Primal Kitchen.
Why pick up a bottle of this? Easy. It's nutritious, stable, fragrant and great for just about anything. Olive oil is great for cool/warm recipes. Animal fats are great for hot uses. Butter is great for, well, everything, but what if you can't do dairy? Avocado oil is the answer. Cool on your salad, perky in your cup of yogurt with some nuts and fruit, perfect in homemade mayo. And yet. Add some heat and avocado oil is still amazing. You can bake with it, fry with it, saute, scramble, broil, all of the above. The smoke point is 520 degrees. I don't even think my oven goes that high. Do you need much more convincing? Didn't think so.
The only ingredient is avocado oil. Each batch is first pressed using a cold press process and then centrifuged for purity. Just how awesome is it? Avocado oil, like olive oil and hazelnut oil, contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
Avocado oil contains a balanced proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids, along with vitamin E, have powerful antioxidant properties which can protect your blood vessels. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 fatty acid in avocados, has been found to suppress tumor growth in breast and colon cancers.
Avocado oil promotes faster healing and better skin quality. Vitamin A, D and E are all involved in skin cell growth and regeneration. Chock full of oleic acid and lecithin, it’s great for the hair and skin — inside and out. Avocado oil is said to have anti-aging benefits (and it also smells great) so don’t be afraid to use it liberally, and everywhere.
Avocado oil is notable for its fat composition, phytosterols and polyhydroxelated fatty alcohols, all of which are anti-inflammatory in nature. It’s also notably high in Vitamin E and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids. In a recent study, both high and low doses of avocado oil enhanced alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein absorption from a salad by as much as 15 times compared to a salad without avocado oil.
Ok, seriously, who HASN'T heard of Mark Sisson in the paleosphere by now? Mark's Daily Apple? Sorry, it's just that his influence is vast and his values in the nutritional world are strong and well-known.
"My name is Mark Sisson, and I’m a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness my life’s work. Since trading in my professional running shoes 26 years ago, I’ve written a series of best-selling health and fitness books, I’ve designed natural state-of-the-art, health-enhancing nutritional supplements and educational diet and exercise systems, and I’ve published MarksDailyApple.com. My mission is to empower more people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. Primal Kitchen expands this mission, bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings to kitchens everywhere. In the world of real food, it’s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting."
It's oil, it's delicious, it's good for darn near everything. Salad dressing. Add to a smoothie for oomph. Whip up some homemade mayo with egg yolks. Heck, you can even fry with it, up to 500 degrees. Whoa, that's hot.
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What kinds of avocados are used?
Our avocados are sourced from handpicked, organically grown, premium Spanish avocados. We are working on obtaining our organic certification.
What is the vital fat composition of Avocado Oil?
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%