Firstly, the taste is amazing. Unlike Coconut oil which leaves a slight ‘coconutty’ taste on everything, this oil doesn’t overwhelmingly taste like Avocado. Instead it has a mild, slightly buttery flavour and a light smooth texture.
The brilliant thing about avocado oil is that it is highly recommended for cooking due to its high smoke point. This is the temperature at which the oil starts to visibly smoke in the pan. Most oils become unhealthy when they reach smoke point as the structure of the oil changes to create damaging compounds and all the nutrients are lost. Not so here.
Once you have roasted your roast potatoes in Avocado oil we guarantee you will be hooked. It literally makes the best roasties and home made chips EVER – super crispy on the outside and unctuous on the inside. Much tastier and healthier than goose or duck fat which is usually the recommended choice for making superb roasties.
It is also supremely versatile. You can use it to roast root vegetables or grill meats, fish and kebabs. It can be used in salad dressings, marinades, soups, stir-fries, sauces, smoothies, to make pesto. See our ideas for Jo’s Crunchy Nut Salad and an idea for a delicious dip here. You can drizzle it on just about anything. The possibilities are endless. It also makes a surprisingly good addition to fruit salads (honestly!).
The oil also makes the GAPS food list, which is a meal plan designed to help heal digestive disease, neurological issues, reduce inflammation and heal autoimmune conditions. The GAPS diet incorporates simple and pure foods for the body to digest so that the gut can heal and recover completely.
The Science Bit
Out of all the avocado oils we have trialled we like Kante Avocado Oil the most and love its interesting range of flavours which include avocado oil with a Basil extract as well as Chilli, Garlic and lime extracts. If you are looking to purchase the healthiest and highest quality avocado oil, then you should opt for one that is organic, extra virgin, unrefined and cold-pressed.