Avocado oil

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by koukouvagia, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    I found some avocado oil on sale at Costco and bought it. Not sure what to do with it though, has anyone used it and can describe the flavor it imparts? The label says high heat cooking oil to 500F
     
  2. kaiquekuisine

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    Virgin Avocado oil can be heated to 375 F

    I assume your oil is refined thus reaching 500 degrees F. 

    I find that avocado oil becomes bitter when heated for too long. 

    It does taste a bit like avocado, i don´t find it sweet nor salty. 

    May be cool for a finishing on salads, mayble lightly frying some potatoes, OR MAKING MAYONAISE.

    Even though is has a high smoke point, i think i would use it for sauting foods with delicate flavors. 

    Maybe used as a soup garnish like gaspacho, or drizzled over crusty bread or pizza. 

    It is a healthy oil , with various health benefits. 
     
  3. triddick1

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    Oddly enough I buy it all the time but have never cooked with it. I typically get mine from Whole Foods and use it for my skin. It's sold next to vitamin e oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, etc.
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    Cool.  So I can make a stir fry today and then later use it to moisturize.  
     
  5. triddick1

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    It's definitely a good moisturizer. I've even used it as a hot oil treatment for my hair or an addition to conditioner during the dry and cold winter season. This isn't surprising because avocados make great face masks and are also great mashed up and used to condition hair (wash it out of course).

    As far as cooking with it, I've never tried that but KaiqueKuisine had great suggestions. Give it a try and let me know what you think.