Avocados are often misunderstood. Because an avocado's pulp contains so much oil, and perhaps because all oil contains 9-calories per gram (255-calories per ounce), people sometimes think that avocados are unhealthy. Actually, an avocado's oil is the healthy kind. It contains very little saturated fat. And the fruit provides added nutritional value.
Avocado cooking oil is versatile. It has a unique, mild flavor. The oil of the avocado is proving popular in the shallow pan-frying of fish, poultry, and venison. Avocado oil is also well-suited for soups, marinades, baking, roasting, and grilling; the use of it as a simple drizzle on potatoes and vegetables makes it a suitable replacement for common saturated animal fats. Due to its high smoke point, avocado oil is also used for high-temperature cooking and an alternative to extra virgin olive oil which some consumers find too strong in flavor.
Avocado Oil is excellent in dips and salad dressings. It makes a very attractive dressing when mixed with lemon juice, herbs, and white wine vinegar.
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