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Avocado Oil

Persea americana

Avocado Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Persea americana

Origin

Kenya

Method of extraction

Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use

Food and cosmetic use

Kosher Certified

No

This ultra-rich organic oil is a delightful treasure containing amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids. Highly prized to those with skin problems. This oil also makes a lovely salad oil for dressings and condiments. Highly recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin and other irritations.

This particular variety of avocado oil has a relatively high viscosity and is marketed as high-oleic. Because of the relatively unstable nature of this oil it is recommended that you use the material as soon as you receive it, and store away from heat and light. Refrigeration is recommended but not required.

Typical Analysis

Color- Dark Green
Odor- Characteristic
Free Fatty Acids- 0.85
Peroxide Value- 2.8
Non-Saponifiables- 0.69
Saponification Value- 198.5
Iodine Value- 82.11
Specific Gravity- 0.913
Chlorophyll- 18 ppm
pH- 4.22

Fatty Acids
Linoleic- 9.8%
Linolenic- 0.7%
Oleic- 63.0%
Palmitic- 15.8%
Palmitoleic- 4.7%

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.