The avocado is a fruit of the Persea Americana plant, belonging to the Lauraceae family, native to Central America, specifically in the area of Mexico, Guatemala, and the Antilles. Its shape is similar to that of a pear and the skin is hard and yellow, green, or reddish-brown in color. Nowadays, avocados are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates all over the world and are harvested all year round, thanks to the diversity of varieties and production areas, although its optimal season is from October to February.
From this fruit we can obtain the well-known avocado oil. It has different uses: it can be used both for seasoning dishes and cooking with it, as a cosmetic and pharmaceutical product etc.
Why do we cold press?
Large manufacturers tend to use less specialized extraction methods, in order to obtain more oil more quickly. In this way, an oil with less nutritional value is obtained, as well as a less enhanced flavor. On the other hand, by using the cold pressing method we use, we obtain oil with a high nutritional value and an enhanced flavor, although the quantity obtained is smaller. But there are times when quality is better than quantity and this is one of them.
And why should we consume it?
This oil has become increasingly popular in our society as it has many properties and benefits which we will talk about in the next post. It is perfect for protecting, softening, and regenerating your skin. Despite all the benefits of avocado oil, it should be used sparingly on both skin and hair.
But if when you go to the supermarket you have trouble finding avocado or they always spoil in the end, avocado oil is an incredible option to consume it in a different way. It can also be a perfect complement to the recommended daily dose. For example, you could use it as a salad dressing, as an ingredient in hummus or on a slice of bread. It is a product that allows us to combine it in a thousand ways, so we encourage you to try it and let us know in the comments what you think of it.