There are many types of cooking oils to choose from and it can be overwhelming to choose the best type of oil for cooking. Here are some reasons to consider cooking with avocado oil.
One advantage of cooking with avocado oil is the fact that it contains monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for many different aspects of health. Eating these healthy fats can reduce your chances of heart disease, lower cholesterol, prevent stroke, and promote healthy skin.
High Smoke Point
Avocado oil has a very high smoke point (520°F), which is great if you are using it for high heat recipes such as searing, stir fry, or sautéing. The reason that a high smoke point is good is because the smoke point indicates the temperature at which the oil will burn. You want to avoid low smoke point oils such as extra virgin olive oil because they can burn more easily, and burned oil becomes carcinogenic.
Cold Pressed Oil
Using a cold pressed avocado oil is the best way to maximize flavor and the available health benefits.
Many chefs like the buttery texture and rich flavor of avocado oil in their fried or sautéed dishes. It can also be used in dipping oils instead of olive oil or in salad dressings.
Avocado oil can be used as a substitute for many other oils that recipes call for. Try making the substitution and see how delicious avocado oil can be!