Avocado Oil - Gourmet Guide

June 12, 2019 | By Dave Mattingly

Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil has become one of the hottest new oils to hit the market in the last ten years, thanks in large part to its well publicized health benefits. Avocado Oil is now more popular on igourmet.com than French classics like walnut oil and almond oil. Olivado's popularity has been boosted by endorsements by a number of celebrity chefs, most notably English chef/author/television host Jamie Oliver. Besides its health benefits, what makes Olivado Avocado Oil so attractive to so many chefs and home cooks is the extremely buttery texture Avocado Oil brings, along with a rich flavor and versatile cooking ability.

Cooking with Avocado Oil: Avocado Oil has received a great deal of attention for having the highest smoke point of any natural oil. The smoke point is the degree to which you can heat an oil before it burns (and then starts smoking). Butter has a smoke point of 350° F and Extra Virgin Olive Oil smokes at 375° F, but Avocado Oil can go beyond 500° F. This makes Avocado Oil well suited to high temperature cooking, such as stir-frying, sautéing, or searing. For connoisseurs on a budget, Avocado Oil is a great investment because it can be used as both a cooking oil and a finishing oil in one bottle.

Cold Pressed: Our Cold-Pressed Avocado Oil comes from New Zealand and is made by Olivado. Using cold-pressing techniques, meaning that the avocado pulp is not heated during its pressing, the oil retains all of its natural flavor and nutritional benefits. Cold-pressing also dictates that no oil is extracted from the pit or skin.

How to Use Avocado Oil:

  • Avocado Oil whisked with a simple vinegar can perk up and salad or dish of roasted vegetables, due to the richness of the Avocado Oil.
  • Drizzle a few emerald drops of Avocado Oil over butternut squash soup, or on grilled fennel.
  • Marinate fresh goat cheese buttons in Avocado Oil and lemon zest for an exotic twist on an old French classic.
  • Rub pork tenderloin with Avocado Oil and then roll in breadcrumbs before baking.
  • Avocado Oil is perfect for finishing a plate of turbot, Dover sole, or fried soft-shelled crab.
  • Make an Egyptian dipping sauce for bread by mixing Avocado Oil with Dukkah, a blend of pistachios, hazelnuts, sesame seed, coriander, cumin and other spices.
Avocado Oil Health Benefits: Avocado Oil offers numerous health benefits. Avocados and Avocado Oil are rich in monounsaturated fats, which work to lower bad, LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, a benefit to heart health. Avocado Oil also contains Beta-Sitosterol compounds, which work to avoid LDL absorption by your body, a further benefit to a healthy heart. Its high Vitamin E content is a benefit to your skin, providing anti-aging effects. Vitamin E is a notable antioxidant, making another benfit of Avocado Oil its cancer fighting potential. Vitamin E is also a blood thinner, meaning that consuming Avocado Oil can reduce the risk of stroke, another notable health benefit. Avocado Oil is one of the healthiest and versatile oils available.

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Buy Avocado Oil online from igourmet.com! Please visit our online store and go shopping at the number one imported food delivery service in the USA. Like olive oil, Avocado Oil is 100% natural with beneficial health properties, yet is more versatile and has a smoke point over 500 degrees F. This first cold-pressed Extra Virgin Avocado Oil has a light, nutty, buttery taste, that enhances the natural flavors of food, and a vibrant, deep green color. Drizzle it over salads or potatoes or use it as a dip for bread. When searching for gourmet food online, look no further than igourmet.com.