Smoke Point of Avocado Oil & Other Cooking Oils 

Chosen Team

With a high smoke point, Chosen Foods is great for high heat cooking, like grilling

Every oil you cook with has a certain temperature called a smoke point. Once oil reaches this temperature while heating, it will begin to smoke and break down, becoming more oxidized. These oxidized parts of the oil may cause damage to cells inside your body, increasing your risk for health issues. 

The good compounds/chemicals in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, known asantioxidants, help fight these oxidized parts of the oil. This is why it is so important to eat a well-balanced diet filled with quality plant-based foods. In fact, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends at least 2/3 of your diet come from quality plant-based foods like leafy greens, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds. 

Why It's Important To Use Oils With a High Smoke Point?

Cooking with high smoke point oils helps you minimize the amount of oil that is oxidized. And that's where Chosen Foods Avocado Oil comes in. Avocado oil when cooking has a smoke point of up to 500°F, making it the most versatile cooking oil! That means you can bake, sauté, pan fry, and not have to worry about hitting the smoke point or it impacting your health negatively.

Smoke Point And Uses of Common Cooking Oils

Cooking Oil

Smoke Point

Uses of Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

320°F Dressing, Lightly Sauté

Coconut Oil

350°F Lightly Sauté, Bake, Spreads

Canola Oil

400°F Fry, Bake

Grapeseed Oil

420°F Sauté, Bake

Peanut Oil

450°F Sauté, Bake, Fry

Sunflower Oil

450°F Roast, Sauté, Fry

Avocado Oil

500°F+ Bake, Roast, Sauté, Fry


Best Uses for Low Smoke Point Oils

We recommend olive oil and coconut oil as finishing oils due to their low smoke point & flavor profiles. Most cooking requires a higher temperature than the smoke point threshold of these oils. If you do use heat with either olive oil & coconut oil, we recommend using it at low temperatures, like lightly sauteing food. Once the temperature rises to 350°F, the oils will start to smoke and oxidize. Olive oil contains waxes and residues from the extraction process that causes the oil to break down easier at lower temperatures. 

Best Uses for High Smoke Point Oils

Avocado oil is ideal for almost all types of cooking due to its high smoke point, neutral flavor profile, and good fats. Give it a try in baked goods, roasted veggies, seared meats, and any of your favorite recipes!Due to its neutral flavor profile, it won’t change the taste of what you’re making. Plus, since it can stand high heat, you don’t lose any of the benefits when it’s cooked down.

Try Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil

If you want to cook with high heat, we recommend putting Chosen Foods Avocado Oil to the test! Our avocado oil is never mixed with fake oils or seed oils & is loaded with good fats that are retained when cooking. That means you are getting only the good stuff from the avocados we use to make our oil. Either buy Chosen Foods cooking oil online or find it at a retailer near you. 

Bake, sauté, roast, or fry with Chosen Foods 100% Pure Chosen Foods Avocado Oil