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Avocado oil for health: culinary use

In the first producing country of the best oil in the world it seems strange to talk about avocado oil for health, but for justice we must talk about it to know its quality. This product is born from the extraction of the fruit of the same name. For a few years it has been produced, marketed and consumed in many places in Europe. Has large properties and its use in gastronomy and cosmetics it is extended. We present below everything that this 'green gold' liquid can offer you.

What are its properties?

El avocado oil for health It is obtained from the cold extraction of the fruit. It is very rich in fat Omega-9 and Omega-6. In addition, it is very forceful in oleic acid. All this makes this liquid a very interesting product for our cardiovascular health. It reduces the level of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol and maintains the level of good cholesterol.

Recent studies indicate that the monounsaturated fats in this oil (also olive oil) help reduce insulin levels in the blood, thereby controlling the blood sugar As for the Vitamins it is rich in E, A, B1, B2, B3, D and K. In addition to this contribution, the presence of lutein, an antioxidant that supports eye health.

In the same way, as with oil made of olives, the rational use of these oils help the best operation hepatic according to a study in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. Finally, it must be added that, on a cosmetic level, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, acting in a restorative way on the skin.

Uses of avocado oil for health

El avocado oil for health it is somewhat denser than olive oil and withstands high temperatures very well. Most of the uses in the kitchen are related to salads, dressings and marinades, as it provides a fresh and very fruity flavor. It is also a very interesting product to use in recipes of cake shop.

Its use is becoming more and more widespread in countries of Europe and the United States, where the difference of price with extra virgin olive oil it is more similar than in our country. Remember that, in the same way, as with olive, there are three factors that are important in your conservation. One is the light, for this reason the container must be dark or packaged in cans. Another is oxygen, also an element that has influence to be conserved.

Finally, a very important factor is the temperature. That is, like all oils, we must keep them in a place cool, dark and in containers or packages that we can consume relatively quickly.

Photo: Avocado Society
Avocados and oil / Photo: Avocado Society

Also used in cosmetics

In addition to using the avocado oil for health in the kitchen, its other increasingly popular use is cosmetic. Its repairing properties on the skin make it increasingly successful. It can be used directly or in the artisanal elaboration of creams, being a widely used and interesting ingredient. The repairing effect on the skin also has effects on the scalp, helping to delay the hair loss.

Production avocado in Spain it is becoming more and more widespread where there are already important extensions of this crop. All this has led to the production of more and more oil of this type, since the extraction machinery is very similar to that used in olive oil. But what are the differences between one and another?

Comparison with olive

All comparisons are hateful. In this case, we are talking about two main types of oil. As we have mentioned and you know, both are excellent in healthy terms with a moderate consumption, yes. In the case of Spain, we are lucky to have an oil from high quality at a very low price and it is logical that we tend to consume the AOVE. Also for reasons of sustainability and proximity, in addition to the reason economic.

In any case, the avocado oil for health It is very interesting to know and use on many occasions to discover new flavors and, in this way, use it in multiple recipes. At the nutritional level, the differences are small. Both have a similar fatty acid level and a caloric level are practically identical. So you can choose which one to use more often. Maybe this from 'green gold' let you innovate a bit. You can buy it at Mercadona also.