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What are the nutritional benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil?

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°°Avocado oil provides similar amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats as olive oil, making both more heart-healthy alternatives to fats and oils with higher levels of saturated fats. Avocado and olive oils differ in terms of other compounds, such as polyphenols, sterols, vitamin E, and lutein, and there is much more clinical research to-date with olive oil than avocado oil. Get the details in the full answer >>

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COMMENTS

Alan17368   December 10, 2018
The more I read about oils, the more sense I see in Joel Fuhrman's insistence that fats are best eaten as whole foods, rather than as extracted oils. Extract the oil from avocados and you lose many of the benefits of the whole fruit.

So, instead of fried tortilla chips, enjoy soft, warm, fresh tortillas with guacamole and salsa.

Having said that, occasionally, for a memorably delicious treat, fry those tortillas in freshly-rendered pork fat, then dip in salsa.

Marjorie17336   December 5, 2018
We are told not to eat corn in any form, unless it's organic. It's either GMO or sprayed with pesticides. Could you test "organic blue corn chips" for pesticides, even though it says it is organic? They are becoming a very popular substitute for potato chips or corn chips. All my family thanks you for your efforts.

Marjorie

Connie17344   December 5, 2018
I love the organic blue corn chips with my favorite hummus but was dismayed to see that both used canola oil in their ingredients. So close yet still not there...

Connie17350   December 7, 2018
Hummus is super easy to make at home. It requires few ingredients, just throw it in food processor and done. The taste is superior to store bought. If you make it at home you can use high quality olive oil.

Kathleen17348   December 6, 2018
Corn is a long time staple in Southern Hemisphere countries, both Africa and So. America. It's also reportedly when fresh one of the lowest pesticide vegetables from what I've seen. Frito Lay corn chips if I remember correctly are non-GMO aren't they? I think Frito went non-GMO. Corn is a good food in the winter as it has a "peppy" quality being yellow and storing some good sunshine for our use. Last night I had a quicky meal - 2 pan seared heated corn and lime tortillas, then spread with guacamole and lima beans (cooked with brussell sprout shreds) rolled up like small enchiladas. The side was good too - brownie chunks and berries - with cinnamon topping. In the South of the US corn has always been popular in breads and also just mixed with beans.

Mindi17333   December 5, 2018
I use avocado oil when the oil will be heated. I think it is safer when cooking at high temperatures. I prefer olive oil for salads and other cold foods. Is this information correct?

ConsumerLab.com   December 10, 2018
Hi Mindi - We've added information about cooking with avocado oil versus olive oil in the Answer above.


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