Liquid gold produced in the rolling hills of Mpumalanga which is versatile and delicious.
The soft nutty flavour and subtle avocado aroma make it perfect for any cooking, roasting, frying, baking, drizzling and dipping without overpowering the natural flavour of the food.
It also has a high smoke point, the temperature in which oil begins to degrade under heat, making it an optimal choice for high-heat cooking, such as stir-frying and sautéing. It can withstand high temperatures without breaking down and losing its health benefits as many other oils do. While it is an excellent choice for high-heat cooking, it is also delicious for drizzling and salad dressings.
The avocado is an unusual fruit, and unlike most fruits, it is rich in healthy fats. This 100% pure cold-pressed, extra virgin oil is extracted from the first pressing of beautiful ripe avocado flesh. Only the best fruit is selected to produce quality oil rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins.
Why do you want to eat avocado oil?
Rich in healthy fats
The most abundant fatty acid in avocado oil is oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that provides numerous health benefits. Fat is not the villain it has been portrayed to be. Healthy fats are absolutely essential for brain function, heart health, cellular membranes, and sexual function.
Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
Monounsaturated fat consumption has been associated with increased HDL, the “good” cholesterol as well as lowering blood triglycerides and LDL the “bad” cholesterol and even lower blood pressure. Olive oil also contains Beta-sitosterol which has the same effect on cholesterol, all great for keeping your heart healthy.
Benefits your eye and brain health
Avocado oil is high in Lutein, a carotenoid with anti-inflammatory properties. It qualifies as a powerful antioxidant which reduces the risk of age-related eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. Lutein also has beneficial effects on other tissues especially the brain where it is associated with improved cognitive performance.
Packed with oleic acid and carotenoids which both have anti-inflammatory properties avocado oil will help reduce overall low-grade inflammation in the body which can cause many ailments like arthritis and periodontitis.
Increase nutrient absorption
Avocado oil boosts absorption of carotenoids in your food. The fat-soluble carotenoids found in many brightly coloured vegetables rely on dietary fats for their absorption, but most foods that are high in carotenoids are low in fat such as leafy greens. These low-fat veggies make avocado oil ideal for use in salad dressings and stir-fry dishes to increase nutrient absorption. In one study, it was shown to absorb up to 15x more nutrients in a salad with avocado oil versus a salad without.
Potentially fights cancer
Oleic acid in avocado oil can lead to a lower risk of cancer by decreasing oxidative stress in cells and protecting cells from DNA damage. Olive oil also contains a lot of vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells.
As a society, we’ve been taught to think that fats and oils are damaging to our health and lead to things like cardiovascular disease, but this is not necessarily true. When it comes to fats, the type of fat we eat matters. We’ve been conditioned to believe that unsaturated fats from seed and vegetable oils are best, but it turns out that these oils are the very thing damaging our health. They are highly refined and processed. Also are they very unstable, which means they oxidise easily, which cause inflammation as well as cancer.
It is much better for your health to exchange the bottle of seed or vegetable oil with a healthy bottle of avocado oil.