Avocado oil is a great alternative with a mild flavor. It has a higher smoke point that olive oil and preserves its nutrients at higher temperatures.
Avocado is unique because it contains more potassium than a banana and more protein and fats than any other fruit. Its meteoric rise in popularity can be compared to coconut oil’s surge in popularity, but nutritionally it resembles olive oil.
The benefits of antioxidants are well documented, but avocado oil has a uniquely beneficial ability to penetrate cells down to the mitochondria and actually improve the function of the cell. This makes avocado helpful in reducing aging and helping the body fortify against illness and disease.
It is important to know that the fat in avocado oil is mostly oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat. This is the same fat that gives olive oil its superfood status and the Mediterranean Diet its good reputation.