Avocado Oil 101 - The Most Versatile Oil for Cooking

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Whether you are already a fan of avocado oil or just looking to dip your toes, there is plenty to know about this cooking oil. There are benefits to all types of culinary oils but allow us to make the case for why you should commit your culinary adventures to our cooking compadre, avocado oil

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You know that saying, “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”? Well bring it on, avocado oil takes the heat and more. All culinary oils have a specific smoke point and it refers to the point at which an oil begins to burn and some of the burnt flavors may sneak into your pièce de résistance. Don’t fret, there are plenty of oils to best fit your cooking needs. Our good friend, avocado oil, tops the list with the highest smoke point of over 500 degrees Fahrenheit, making it great for cooking whatever you want. See below for an easy breakdown of the various smoke points in culinary oils. 

Smoke Point of Avocado Oil, Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, & Olive Oil for Cooking


Speaking of good compounds, the health benefits of avocado oil cover all your cooking bases. From poly to monounsaturated fats, you can rest assured knowing that when using our products for cooking, you are putting the best of the best in your body. Avocado Oil is a healthy oil, is equipped with plenty of good fats, and its chemical makeup is incredibly similar to that of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Avocado Oil is High in Monounsaturated Fats Like Omega 9


Because of the high smoke point and health benefits, we're going to toot our own horn a bit and say... avocado oil is truly the most versatile cooking oil to have in your kitchen. 

The smoke point alone allows you to use Chosen Foods Avocado Oil and sprays for sauteing, grilling, frying, and baking at high heat without losing out on any of the health benefits. Avocado Oil has the ideal fat ratio to help maintain a healthy diet. On top of that, and contrary to some other cooking oils, avocado oil has a very neutral flavor profile, making it perfect for all kitchen projects. Whether using avocado oil as a base, marinade or dip, the hero of our story lets you truly be creative. Its neutral profile allows your food to take center stage, while all the vibrant flavors of your dish shine through.
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Does Avocado Oil Have a High Smoke Point?

Avocado Oil is known as the most versatile cooking oil & one of the best oils for high heat cooking. With the highest smoke point of 500 degrees, avocado oil is good for baking, roasting, sautéing, and frying with it. To see the amazing dishes you can create with Chosen Foods pure Avocado Oil, check out our recipes.

Cooking with Avocado Oil vs Olive Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil has the lowest smoke point at 320 degrees versus avocado oil at 500 degrees. Virgin oils contain all the waxes and residues from the nut/seed/fruit they are being extracted from. With high wax, vitamin and mineral content living in the oil, it will more easily breakdown at the onset of rising temperatures. Extra virgin olive oil is idea for lightly sautéing food or adding flavor to dressings.

Avocado Oil vs High Oleic Safflower For Cooking? 

High oleic safflower oil has the second highest smoke point, behind avocado oil at 450 degrees. Safflower oil is ideal when roasting, sauteing, and frying but not recommended for baking.

Avocado oil vs Canola Oil For Cooking? 

Compared to avocado oil, canola oil has a lower smoke point at about 400 degrees. With a lower smoke point, it’s recommended to only fry and bake with canola oil.

Avocado Oil vs Grapeseed Oil for Cooking? 

Grapeseed Oil has a lower smoke point than avocado oil at 400 degrees, the same as canola oil. Having a lower smoke point, it’s recommended for lighter cooking including sauteing and baking. Like avocado oil, it has a neutral flavor and lets the other ingredients of the dish take center stage.

Coconut Oil vs Avocado Oil for Cooking? 

Compared to avocado oil, coconut oil only has a smoke point of 350 degrees. Being on the lower end compared to other cooking oils, coconut oil is recommended when lightly sauteing foods, baking, and for spreads. 

Can Avocado Oil Be Reused after Frying? 

Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fats & antioxidants which is essential in an oil that will remain stable during cooking. However, all of these great attributes go out the window once the oil is used. Unfortunately, reusing avocado oil, as well as many other oil, is a very common practice & can be hazardous to your health. For more information, check out our blog post, “Can You Reuse Cooking Oil.”

Interested in giving avocado oil a try? Shop Chosen Foods Award-Winning Avocado Oil & see everything we have to offer.