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10/06/2021 - Corporativo

Avocado Oil: benefits and consumptions

What is avocado oil

Avocado oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana (Avocado). 

Is a food oil, so it is used as an ingredient in dishes, and as a cooking oil, but it has many other uses in other fields thanks to the healthy, regenerative and moisturizing properties.

This vegetable oil has an unusually high smoke point,which means it can be used to cook at higher heat and is great for stir-frys. If you heat oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals. 

For Avocado Oil we are talking about temperatures around 250 °C (482 °F) for unrefined oil (chemically untreated) and 271 °C (520 °F) for refined oil (chemically treated to make it edible), but the exact smoke point depends heavily on the processing method.

Avocado oil benefits: health claims

avocado oil

Avocado oil contains both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and it has one of the highest monounsaturated fat contents among cooking oils.

 

It’s high in fat like olive oil, but if sometimes olive oil tastes too strong for the palate, avocado oil has a mild, smooth and buttery taste. 

It’s a mix of health:

  • vegan
  • naturally gluten free
  • dairy free
  • cholesterol free
  • anti fungal
  • anti viral
  • antibacterial
  • helps maintain a healthy blood pressure. 

 

This vegetable oil with exceptional health characteristics is high in energy and micro-nutrients. These include vitamins A, B, C and D, the antioxidant vitamin E, minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and potassium, as well as omega-3 and beta-carotene.

A few studies in animals show that avocado oil may benefit heart health, including reduced blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.

Furthermore, avocado oil is full of lutein, a carotenoid that improves eye health and may lower the risk of age-related eye diseases.

Consumptions: what is avocado oil good for

Cooking recipes

Avocado oil can be used in many ways. 

It can be added cold to salads or smoothies, and is also great for cooking, grilling or baking.

It’s perfect for sweet and savory dishes, salad dressing, marinades
and mayos, and its high smoke point makes it ideal for
searing, sautéing and frying.

  1. Avocado oil as a ​finishing oil​ 

avocado oilTurmeric emulsion: a tasty pinch of avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and turmeric to season a mixed salad gives a unique flavor and is good for the heart.

 

 

 

  1. Avocado oil as a ​cooking oil​ 

avocado oilFried fish: avocado oil is ideal for cooking excellent fried fish, does not cover the flavors and maintains the nutritional values.

 

 

 

  1. Avocado oil for tasty dishes

avocado oilYoghurt sauce:  try to make it to season mixed salads with carrots, celery, corn and lettuce, or to accompany a slice of fresh chicken or tuna. A good and healthy choice!

 

 

 

  1. Avocado oil as a ​healthy/innovative application 

avocado oilSmoothie: Want to boost the amount of healthy fats and vitamins in your morning smoothie? Simply add a tablespoon of avocado oil to your recipe and blend till smooth. Since the taste of avocado oil is mild, it won’t overpower the flavors of the fruit or vegetables in your favorite formula.

 

 

 

Avocado oil for skin and hair

The delicious combination of vitamins and antioxidants are also incredibly useful for protecting the skin. Avocado oil can benefit in many ways due to its deep skin and hair penetration.

The fatty acids, for example, are key for regenerating, rebuilding and giving it a bouncy boost. 

avocado oil

The high dose of phytosterols (plant compounds) in the avocado oil, helps to prevent loss of moisture and keep skin hydrated. In addition, these antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals that attack skin cells: are photoprotective and anti-inflammatory substances that improve the appearance of the skin and retard the early aging, as well as performing a protective and restorative tissue action.

 

It also removes makeup naturally, moisturizes and nourishes.

Avocado oil vitamins may help to heal the dry, irritated, and flaky skin, to reduce signs of aging, and to improve nail health.

Applied on the hair, avocado oil strengthens them and stimulates their growth.

Conclusions

Basically, avocado oil is a real cure-all for our body, both from a nutritional and cosmetic point of view. It is therefore essential to know its properties and to understand its consumption in order to increase its conscious use.

Viru has always been committed to paying attention to the quality of this product, bringing to market a unique oil with its great nutritional characteristics.

Our 100% extra virgin avocado oil, is made with avocados perfectly cultivated in our fields, and obtained by minimal processing, in order to retain the acid profile of avocado’s original fruit.

Is a product cold pressed, unrefined and bottled by hand in Peru.

Claims

– 100% Extra virgin

– No GMO

– Rich in omega 9

– High in vitamin E

– Low in saturated fat

– 0% cholesterol

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