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Avocado Oil 101

Avocado Oil 101


Whether you are already a fan of avocado oil or just looking to dip your toes, there is plenty to know about this life-changing superfood. There are benefits to all types of culinary oils but allow us to make the case for why you should commit your culinary adventures to our cooking compadre, Avocado Oil!   

You know that saying, “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”? Well bring it on, avocado oil takes the heat and more. All culinary oils have a specific smoke point and it refers to the point at which an oil begins to oxidize due to heat (basically when you see oil start to smoke/burn, that’ll indicate to you the smoke point has been reached). The oil begins to break down at certain temperatures, causing good compounds and nutrients (AKA the healthy fats) of the cooking oil to oxidize—meaning your body won’t absorb the fats the way it should, and some of the flavours may sneak into your pièce de résistance. Don’t fret, there are plenty of oils to best fit your cooking needs. Our good friend, Avocado Oil, tops the list with a smoke point of over 500 degrees Fahrenheit, making it essential for any cooking project. See below for an easy breakdown of the various smoke points in culinary oils. 

*You might be wondering why “virgin” oils carry such a low smoke point. That’s because virgin oils contain all the waxes and residues from the nut/seed/fruit they are being extracted from. With high wax, vitamin and mineral content living in the oil, it will more easily breakdown at the onset of rising temperatures.

Speaking of good compounds, the health benefits of avocado oil cover all your cooking bases. From poly to monounsaturated fats, you can rest assured knowing that when using our products, you are putting the best of the best in your body. Avocado Oil is equipped with plenty of good fats, and its chemical makeup is incredibly similar to that of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Because of the high smoke point and health benefits, we're going to toot our own horn a bit and say... Avocado Oil is truly the most versatile tool to have in your kitchen. 

The smoke point alone allows you to use our oils and sprays for sauteing, grilling, frying, and baking at high heat without losing out on any of the health benefits. Avocado Oil has the ideal fat ratio to help maintain a healthy diet. On top of that, and contrary to some other culinary oils, Avocado Oil has a very neutral flavor profile, making it perfect for all kitchen projects. Whether using Avocado Oil as a base, marinade or dip, the hero of our story lets you truly be creative. Its neutral profile allows your food to take center stage, while all the vibrant flavors of your dish shine through.

Well, there you have it! 

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