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9 health benefits of avocado oil

avocados with oil on a wooden surface
Type of fat Monounsaturated Polyunsaturated Saturated
Almond oil  73% 19% 8%
Avocado oil 70% 10% 20%
Butter 30% 4% 66%
Canola oil 62% 32% 6%
Cocoa butter 35% 3% 62%
Coconut oil 6% 2% 92%
Corn oil  25% 62% 13%
Cottonseed oil 26% 50% 24%
Grape seed oil 17% 71% 12%
Hazelnut oil  76% 14% 10%
Lard 47% 12% 41%
Macadamia nut oil  83% 3% 14%
Margarine (hard) 14% 16% 80%
Margarine (soft) 47% 33% 20%
Mustard oil  76% 23% 1%
Olive oil  77% 9% 14%
Palm oil  38% 10% 52%
Palm kernel oil 12% 2% 86%
Peanut oil  49% 33% 18%
Rice bran oil  47% 33% 20%
Safflower oil  13% 77% 20%
Sesame oil  40% 46% 14%
Soybean oil 24% 61% 15%
Sunflower oil  20% 69% 11%
Walnut oil  19% 67% 14%
Wheat germ oil  30% 50% 20%

 

avocados with oil on a wooden surface
avocados with oil on a wooden surface
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The real question is… when shouldn’t you use avocado oil?

Studies have shown very few side effects—with the exception of those who have an avocado allergy—so it’s always a good time to enjoying the many health benefits of avocado oil in your diet and beauty regimes.

Pure avocado oil is made by pressing the pulp of the avocado.

For the clearest, most pure form of avocado oil, this pulp is usually mashed before going through a centrifuge—a high-speed machine that separates substances of different densities—separating water from oil.

Then, to ensure the best product, this oil is put through an industrial sieve, leaving you with the pure avocado oil you know and love.

The main two avocado oil uses are in food and beauty, with avocado oil adding extra nutrients into your life either way!

The side effects of avocado oil haven’t been widely studied, although nothing significant has yet been discovered.

However, as with any new oil, it is worth doing a patch test on your skin before large applications.

Also, if you are allergic to avocados, it is advised that you check with a doctor before using avocado oil.