Avocado oil has gained popularity in recent years due to its versatility and potential health benefits. Understanding how avocado oil is made can give you assurance about its quality and enable you to have more control over what you’re putting in your body. In this blog post, we will take you through the process of how Chosen Foods makes their 100% pure and naturally refined avocado oil.
Selecting the Avocados
Chosen Foods sources its avocados from trusted farmers and cooperatives in Mexico and across the globe, where the climate is optimal for avocado growth. The avocados are then hand-selected based on their ripeness, color, and overall quality.
One popular question people ask is how many avocados it takes to make avocado oil. The answer is that it can vary depending on the size of the avocados used and the extraction process. However, we estimate that on average, it takes 15 to 22 avocados to produce a 500ml bottle of avocado oil.
Extracting the Avocado Oil
At the extraction facility, the avocados are sorted and inspected, and the fruit is separated based on the desired final product. To make crude avocado oil, also known as pure avocado oil, the entire fruit is ground into a paste. The paste undergoes a multistep extraction process, where the oil is separated from the solids. The crude oil is then filtered to separate the oil from the solids and shipped to the refining facility.
Our 100% pure avocado oil is naturally refined, meaning no harsh chemicals are used to extract or refine the oil. The pure oil is stored in a tank at our refining facility where it is monitored, the temperature is dropped, and impurities are removed. This protects the quality and stability of the oil.
After the oil is inspected and quality approved, it advances to bottling lines to be filled into bottles and prepared to be shipped out to our customers or grocery stores.
Extra Virgin Avocado Oil vs Naturally Refined Avocado Oil
When it comes to choosing between extra virgin and refined avocado oil, there are pros and cons to each.
While it’s similarly made, extra virgin avocado oil doesn’t go through the natural refinement process, thus it retains more natural, robust flavor and nutrients of the avocado fruit. It has a lower smoke point than refined avocado oil, making it better for lower-heat cooking or as a finishing oil on salads, vegetables, and dips.
Refined avocado oil still retains the good fats from avocados, but has a neutral flavor and a higher smoke point of 500 degrees, making it suitable for high-heat cooking methods like frying and roasting. It also has a longer shelf life than extra virgin avocado oil.
Benefits of Extra Virgin Avocado Oil vs Refined Avocado Oil
Despite the differences between virgin and refined avocado oil, both types offer benefits. However, it's important to pay attention to the refinement process when selecting a brand of avocado oil. Some refined avocado oils use harsh chemicals and solvents that can harm the nutritional value of the oil and potentially cause health issues. That's why it's essential to choose a reputable brand, such as Chosen Foods Avocado Oil, which is naturally refined and does not use any harsh chemicals in the process.
When to Use Naturally Refined Pure Avocado Oil
Ultimately, the choice between extra virgin and refined avocado oil depends on personal preference and intended use. If you’re looking for a versatile oil that can handle high-heat cooking and has a neutral flavor, refined avocado oil may be the better choice.
When to Use Pure Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
If you want an oil with a more robust flavor and are using it for lower-heat cooking or as a finishing oil, extra virgin avocado oil may be the way to go. Regardless of the type of oil you choose, opting for a high-quality, 100% pure product can provide numerous benefits and enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes.
Why Choose Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil
When it comes to choosing the right oil, Chosen Foods 100% pure naturally refined avocado oil is an excellent choice for cooking oil. Not only is it pure, but it also contains good fats from avocados, making it a great alternative to other oils.
High Smoke Point
One of the key benefits of Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is its high smoke point. With a smoke point of 500°F, it can be used for high-heat cooking without breaking down or producing harmful smoke. This makes it ideal for frying, sauteing, and baking.
Neutral Flavor Profile
Another great benefit of Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is its neutral flavor. It won't overpower the taste of your food, making it a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of recipes. It has a mild, buttery taste that enhances the flavors of any dish.
In addition, Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is naturally refined, meaning no harsh chemicals are used to extract or refine the oil.
When it comes to choosing the right oil for your cooking needs, it's clear that Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil is the way to go. Not only is it a great alternative to conventional cooking oils, but it also provides a high smoke point, neutral flavor, and versatility in the kitchen.
Shop Chosen Foods 100% Pure and Naturally Refined Avocado Oil
In conclusion, knowing how avocado oil is made is crucial when choosing the right oil for your health and cooking needs. At Chosen Foods, we are committed to making our pure and naturally refined avocado oil, so you can confidently use it in all your cooking endeavors. Whether you're looking for an oil to fry, sauté, or bake with, or simply want to improve your health, Chosen Foods’ 100% Pure Avocado Oil is an excellent choice.