Now, more than ever, we are realizing the powerful role of food in relation to our health–whether. We need a healthy lifestyle to sustain our busy lives and to have the power to prevent disease, or the power to keep our bodies functioning at their best.
Avocados are an especially powerful nutrient. While they are well-known as a nourishing food, it’s only recently that avocado oil has become widely available on grocery store shelves.
Avocado oil has the highest smoking point.
Each oil has a specific temperature level at which it will start to smoke (known as the smoking point). An oil with a low smoke point is best for finishing dishes– think a drizzle of walnut oil over a salad–and not as ideal for actual cooking. Oils with a high smoke point, such as avocado oil, can be used for cooking over high heat.
Moreover, this oil is super nutritious. It’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids, the healthy fat that helps protect against heart disease. It also contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage and helps protect against disease.
Avocado oil is a nourishing oil to stock in your pantry. It’s ideal for many types of cooking and boasts a mild, sweet flavor that pairs well with almost anything. When it comes to purchasing, be sure to choose cold-pressed, as it’s a less-refined option. And if you don’t plan on using it frequently, opt for a small jar. To make sure you’re getting the best value for your dollar, make sure to select pure avocado oil (not a blend of avocado and other oils).