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. In addition, a study by UC Davis researchers found the majority of popular avocado oils they tested were stale or mixed with other oils, including two that were found to be almost 100% soybean oil
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ConsumerLab will be testing a variety of avocado oils in 2020.
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