Hi Three to Five Tribe! Like many of you, I absolutely love avocados. I enjoy them on their own, sprinkled with nutritional yeast or filled with hemp hearts, but there’s another form of avocado that I almost love more than avocados themselves – avocado oil.
Avocado oil is made from, you guessed it, avocados. Avocado oil is a rich source of healthy fats, especially monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, both of which are anti-inflammatory by nature. Avocado oil is also full of carotenoids, the most signifiant one being lutein, an antioxidant that has been known to help prevent age-related macular degeneration. Being a healthy fat, avocado oil is also equipped to absorb the carotenoids from other veggies when consumed together.With a high smoke point of 500-520 degrees Fahrenheit, avocado oil is more versatile for high heat cooking or grilling. (Although I enjoy cooking with olive oil, it only has a smoke point of 420 degrees, which is why I prefer to use it raw in salads).
Not only do I enjoy eating avocado oil for its health benefits and versatility in cooking, but for its rich and smooth taste. You can use avocado oil just like you would other cooking oils (i.e. in homemade salad dressings and marinades), but I prefer to use mine for roasting my favorite vegetables like broccoli, Brussel sprouts and acorn squash. I also like to drizzle it over my breakfast eggs and spinach or even for a snack poured into my avocado half. I
The next time you are grocery shopping for another cooking oil, grab a bottle of avocado oil and give it a try for yourself.
Enjoying avocado oil three to five tablespoons a day,