Avocado oil

Edible oil pressed from the pulp of avocados

Avocado oil is a type of oil pressed out of the pulp of avocados. It can be used raw, or in cooking at a high heat.[1] It is a source of monounsaturated fats.

Avocado oil

QualityEdit

A study from the University of California, Davis in 2020 found that a majority of avocado oil sold in the US is either spoiled before its expiration date or is spoiled with other oils.[2][3] In some cases, the researchers found that bottles labeled as “pure” or “extra virgin” avocado oil is soybean oil.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "What is unrefined, extra virgin cold-pressed avocado oil?". www.aocs.org. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Green, Hilary S.; Wang, Selina C. (2020). "First report on quality and purity evaluations of avocado oil sold in the US". Food Control. 116: 107328. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107328.
  3. "Warning on Avocado Oil Sold in the U.S.: 82% Tested Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils". SciTechDaily. June 17, 2020.