Mexican Hass avocados have a vibrant history, tracing back to the ancient Aztecs. Roughly 15 of the finest, richest, Mexican Hass avocados go into each bottle of avocado oil that we produce. The fruits are harvested by hand, graded for quality and size, and processed in house to ensure the purest product. Our avocados are grown in the most pristine of conditions. Nourishing, volcanic soil, year-round sunshine and timely rainfall provide our avocados with the best growing conditions. The result is a full-bodied, nutrient dense fruit that makes our avocado oil shine.
Our avocado oil is cold pressed and naturally refined. Using a 100% chemical-free and low temperature vaporization process, we are able to extract out the impurities found in raw avocado oil, including chlorophyl, waxes, gums and sediments. The result is an entirely pure, high antioxidants oil with heat stable fatty acids. Chosen Foods avocado oil carries a smoke point of 500° F! Heating an oil past its smoke point degrades the nutrients, creates toxins and trans fats and produces an inflammatory response in the body. Avoid this by always choosing an oil to match your cooking temp.
Most high heat cooking oils, including common seed oils and peanut oil are processed using solvants, chemicals and extremely high temperatures. High temperature chemical extraction destroys any nutrients in the oil, including delicate fatty acids.
Chosen Foods Avocado Oil – 500° F
Canola Oil – 435° F
Virgin Avocado Oil – 400° F
Virgin Olive Oil – 375° F
Virgin Coconut Oil – 350° F
Chosen Foods avocado oil can safely be used to sear, BBQ, stir-fry, deep-fry, roast or bake. And because of its mild, nutty flavor its the perfect oil for salad dressing and sauce, too.
When choosing the right cooking oil its important to consider smoke point. Cooking with an oil past its smoke point creates toxins, trans fats and free radicals that can have a devastating effect on your health. Oxidized cooking oil is one of the worst inflammation offenders!
Chosen Foods naturally refined, expeller pressed avocado oil will protect you from these harmful toxins! With a tested smoke point of 500 degrees, you can safely sear, stir-fry, BBQ, roast, even bake at high temps.
PLEASE NOTE: Virgin avocado oils are often advertised as having 500 degree smoke points and higher. THIS IS NOT TRUE. As with all cooking oils, the more filtered and refined the oil, the higher the smoke point. Virgin avocado oils sold on the market today hold smoke points between 320-420 degrees. Any virgin oil advertising a 500 degree smoke point is either not accurate, or not 100% pure avocado oil.
*Chosen Foods has done extensive 3rd party lab testing on all virgin and refined avocado oils on the market. We test for smoke point, product purity, peroxide values and more. We are happy to share our independent lab testing to back up these claims.
Please contact our sales department if you have any questions.
Enjoy avocado oil for incredible heart-healthy benefits and a smooth and rich taste to highlight the natural flavors of any dish you cook.
It is packed with omega-9 (monounsaturated fatty acids), phytonutrients, and antioxidants to ward off free radicals, promote good health and prevent chronic disease. Chosen Foods avocado oil can be used at higher temperatures than any other cooking oil.
Avocado Oil wards off dangerous free radicals in the body with its natural antioxidants.
The body is exposed to free radicals – damaging molecules that cause stress to cells – many times a day through our food, our air, and our lifestyles.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Avocado oil may:
Q: Why cook with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil?
A: On top of the many health benefits of avocados, avocado oil has an exceptionally high smoke point. Cooking with oils at temperatures above their set smoke point can create trans fats – a leading contributor to heart disease, cancer and other chronic health conditions. Protect your heart and health avocado oil.
Q: What does it taste like?
A: Chosen Foods avocado oil has a clean, mild flavor with just a hint of nuttiness. It does not taste like avocados. It will feel smooth and light in texture. Some people even say our avocado oil has a slight buttery feel to it in texture.
Q: How is Chosen Foods Avocado Oil extracted?
A: There are 3 common oil extraction methods of seeds and fruits: expelling, using a centrifuge, and using solvents. Chosen Foods does NOT use solvents, which are poisonous chemicals.
Delicate oils, and those with subtle flavor nuances, like Avocado oil, need to be treated with great care in processing. Only mechanical means are used to extract the oil, with strict temperature control maintained at all times.
Q: Is Chosen Foods Avocado Oil “cold-pressed”?
A: Our avocado oil is processed at temperatures below 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Some high heat cooking oils are processed at over 500 degrees, which destroys the flavor profile and most of the nutritional benefits.
Q: Is Chosen Foods Avocado Oil refined?
A: Yes, Avocado Oil is refined, but not using dangerous chemicals.
As a general rule, unrefined oils should not be used to cook at high temperatures. Unrefined oils can turn into toxic free radicals at high heats.
By definition, refined oils are often called cooking oils – exactly what our avocado oil is intended for.
Q: Why is smoke point important?
A: Using a cooking oil with a high smoke point prevents toxins, radicals and decomposed materials from ending up in your food. When oil is heated past its smoke point it begins to break down creating those unhealthy characteristics. Chosen Foods avocado oil has a smoke point of 500 degrees, making it safe to cook with at very high temperatures.
Q: I use canola oil – doesn’t it have a high smoke point?
A: Canola oil is the most common of all cooking oils. Its smoke point is around 400 degrees, high enough to saute, deep fry or bake with. The danger with canola oil lies in its processing. Canola comes from the rapeseed, a poisonous seed that has been genetically modified to contain FDA approved levels of euric acid. The seed is then soaked in chemical solvent – usually hexane – to help extract the oil. After the oil has been chemically extracted, its washed in caustic soda and boiled and excessively high temperatures to remove the last traces of chemicals and impurities. There is almost always traces left behind. By the time canola oil reaches your kitchen, it is likely rancid, full of free radicals and almost certainly sourced from GMO’s.
Q: How should I use Chosen Foods Avocado Oil?
A: Its ultimate purpose is in high heat cooking applications, like stir-fry, bbq, broil or roasting. Its the healthiest oil you can use when cooking at high heat. But because our oil has such a mild, pleasant taste and mouth feel, we recommend using it in all kinds of applications!
Store bought salad dressings are almost always made from canola/vegetable oil. Try making your own dressing with avocado oil for a much healthier salad. We recommend using it in sauces, dressings, marinades and desserts. Good, high quality olive oil can be expensive and strongly flavored. Avocado oil is the perfect heart healthy replacement. It is an all purpose oil with amazing health benefits!
Q. Whats the difference between Virgin Avocado Oil and Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
A. There are a number of significant differences between virgin avocado oil and our naturally refined avocado oil
After our March 2013 Northern California launch with COSTCO, we continue to expand to additional warehouses. You can now find our premium avocado oil in more than 200 locations throughout the USA and Canada.
Want to know more about Avocado Oil? Check out our Avocado Oil F.A.Q.