Origin of avocado fruit
The avocado tree is native to South America. Today, it is grown in subtropical regions all over the world, including the Mediterranean, parts of Africa, Australia and Israel. Its fruit look a little like pears. They have a faintly nutty flavour and can reach weights of up to 1.5 kg. Avocado oil is extracted from the pulp of the avocado. Its colour is a yellowish green. Between 60 and 80 avocados are needed to produce one litre of avocado oil. Avocados have the highest fat content of all fruit and vegetables. Fat!? Yes! But don’t worry: it is healthy fat, consisting of more than 70% mono-unsaturated fatty acids. These can have a positive impact on your lipometabolism and prevent cardiovascular disease. Avocado oil also contains large amounts of vitamin A, C and E.
Culinary uses of avocado oil
Avocado oil tastes great in salads and adds a real splash of colour, too. It is also great as an ingredient in dips, dressings, marinades and mayonnaise. At low temperatures, it can be used to steam or fry vegetables. If you find the flavour of avocado oil overwhelming, you can combine it with similar oils, such as olive oil.
Avocado oil: a magic potion for your skin and hair
The oil of the avocado fruit has a nurturing, healing effect on skin and hair. It is easily absorbed, skin-friendly and leaves a wonderfully smooth feeling. You can use it to prevent or treat acne or spots. The oil is suitable for all skin types. Dry and chapped skin benefits the most, as avocado oil is rich in nurturing vitamins, phytosterols and biotin. It effectively prevents the skin from harmful environmental factors, enables it to store more moisture and helps you gain clearer, healthier skin. Thanks to its valuable fatty acids, avocado oil can also give you smooth, healthy hair. By working the same wonders as it does on skin, it effectively restores the vitality, lustre and elasticity of dry, damaged hair.