Avocado oil, properties and uses

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Avocado oil, properties and cosmetic uses (benefits on skin and hair) and information on food avocado oil. Nutritional values, advice on use and where to find it.

L'avocado oilit is widely used both in the culinary field (it is in fact an edible oil), and in the field of natural cosmetics (it has a large number of beneficial properties for skin and hair care).

Innatural cosmetics, L'avocado oilit is appreciated for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. In the food sector, theavocado oilshows up with an unusualsmoke pointwhich in the raw form reaches 249 ° C while in the refined form it has a smoke point of 271 ° C. The smoke point ofavocado oil, as well as that of all other vegetable oils on the market, depends on the treatments and the entire production chain.

Food avocado oil

From a food point of view, theavocado oilhas a high content of monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. When used to season carrots or tomatoes, it increases the bioavailability of the micronutrients contained in them:avocado oilimproves the absorption of carotenoids and other substances with antioxidant properties therefore combinations with certain vegetables are highly recommended.

L'avocado oilis one of the few edible vegetable oils not derived from seeds, in fact the production takes place by pressing the same fleshy pulp of theavocado.

The profile of fatty acids contained inavocado oilit is very similar to that of olive oil: they are both rich in oleic acid.

Specifically, theavocado oilit contains 76% of monounsaturated fats (oleic and palmitoleic acids), 12% of polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids), and 12% of saturates (palmitic and stearic acids).

The antioxidant par excellence present in vegetable oil is the so-called a-tocopherol (vitamin E), which inavocado oilit is present at levels of 100 - 190 mg for each liter of product.

As stated, for its highsmoke pointit is suitable for cooking and is a good oil for frying. In its natural form, avocado oil, as stated, has a smoke point that is around 249-250 ° C. If you notice food avocado oil from a higher smoke point on the market, it means that it is a refined oil. As with any vegetable oil, the more refined it is, the higher its smoke point will be.

In its virgin and raw form, the smoke point of avocado oil is around 250 ° C.

Food avocado oil, nutritional values

Avocado oil has a bright green color. Here are thenutritional propertiesreferring to 100 ml of product:

  • Calories, 801 kcal
  • Fat, 90 g
    -saturated, 13 g.
    - polyunsaturated, 8 g
    - monounsaturated, 69 g

It is free of cholesterol and trans fatty acids.

It provides 12 mg of Vitamin E and 487 mg of beta sitosterol, which is essential for prostate health in men. It performs a vasoprotective action. It also provides Vitamin A, B1, B2, vitamin D and lecithin.

Food avocado oil, where to buy it

Unlike avocado oil for cosmetic use, the one to use in the kitchen is more difficult to find and also more expensive. A liter costs around 30 euros for virgin and organic oil. Where to buy it? In the most well-stocked natural product shops or by taking advantage of online sales.

From Amazon I point out two excellent products:

  • Organic food avocado oil
    2 packs of 500 ml (therefore 1 liter of oil) can be bought at a price of 29.99 euros, with free shipping costs. It is food avocado oil obtained from organic farming, with European organic certification. For all information on the product, I refer you to "this Amazon page".
  • Extra virgin edible avocado oil
    1 pack of 250 ml can be bought on Amazon at a price of 15.74 euros, with free shipping costs. For all the info, also in this case we refer you to the "Amazon page" dedicated to the product.

At the time of purchase, be aware that the bottle (250 ml or 500 ml) must be consumed within 2 months of opening.

Avocado oil and natural cosmetics

In the food sector, avocado oil is still little used and its production has above all purposescosmetics. Its popularity in the field of skin and hair health is mainly due to its high skin penetration and rapid absorption capacity.

L'avocado oilit is produced after drying the avocado pulp in order to remove as much water as possible (up to 65% of the avocado pulp is made up of water). After dehydration, theavocado oil it is extracted by cold pressing (for the production of avocado oil for food use) or through high temperatures and solvents if theavocado oil it is intended for the cosmetic sector.

Before coming to the cosmetics industry, theavocado oilit is bleached, refined and deodorized ... for this reason cosmetic avocado oil cannot be eaten!

In the context of thenatural cosmetics, L'avocado oilhe is famous for hispropertybeneficial:

  • Hydrates the skin
    L'avocado oil,when applied topically, it helps to hydrate the skin. It is an excellent natural remedy for dry skin and is also effective against itching. It is added to other moisturizing elements to improve absorption in the skin.
  • Improves the health of the scalp
    It can relieve symptoms of itchy scalp, and when regularly applied it can help hair growth.
  • Increase collagen production
    L'avocado oilimproves and increases the production of collagen which decreases the effects of aging.
  • Natural remedy against eczema and psioriasis
    L'avocado oilit would seem an excellent natural remedy for the treatment of conditions such as eczema, psoriasis ...
  • Dermatitis
    In children, theavocado oilcan be used to relieve and treat diaper rash and rash.
  • Other benefits
    L'avocado oilit would appear to promote healing from skin wounds and burns.

Beta sitosterol itself, useful for internal use, is responsible for a large number ofbenefits for the skin and the hair. It is for this reason that avocado oil has an emollient effect, softens the skin and helps detangle the hair. Keep in mind that beta sitosterol is artificially added in many beauty creams and body care products.

Where to buy it?

Cosmetic avocado oil can be found in beauty shops or well-stocked supermarkets. It is much easier to find than its food-grade form. Also on Amazon the choice is very wide and the price is competitive. A bottle in the convenience format of one liter costs less than 20 euros and, unlike the one for food use, has a much longer shelf life.

Also in this case I recommend you a good product. A 100 ml bottle of this pure and natural oil can be bought with 6.99 euros and free shipping. For all information I invite you to visit “this Amazon page“.

TO "this other Amazon page”You will find the same line (pure and natural) in a convenience format, where you can buy a liter at a cost of 18.99 euros and free shipping.

Please note! Do not do as in the photo above!
Whenever you use oil (the one for food use), cap the bottle immediately!

Video: 6 Benefits of Avocado Oil (August 2022).