Finds & Faves with a GIVEAWAY: the avocado oil you didn’t know you needed

By Claudia Zapata | 2015-02-04 02:14:53 | 24 Comments

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Disclosure: Avocare is my latest sponsor. A South Texas-based company that produces extra-virgin, cold-pressed, GMO-free certified avocado oil, Avocare is a high quality product I believe in, use regularly, and can proudly recommend.

Still using canola oil? Or is olive oil your go-to for everything from salads to stir-fries?

Drizzle wisely. While all oils contain the same amount of fat (about 13.6 grams per Tablespoon, or 120 calories), it’s important to consider the type of fat. Oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids like flax, walnut and hempseed are healthy choices; those high in omega-6, including corn oil, are to be avoided. For a must-read primer, please check out 7 burning questions about cooking oils. 

Then consider what you’re cooking. At higher temperatures, that flax or hemp oil begins to break down and oxidize. Called the smoke point, this is the temperature at which oils lose their flavor and nutritional value and begin to release potentially harmful compounds. It’s the reason some oils should only be used on cold dishes, while oils like olive oil can go from salads to sautéing.

One must-stock oil: avocado. Rich in monounsaturated fats which help boost good cholesterol (HDL), avocado oil has a rich buttery, sometimes mushroom, flavor and also boasts a high smoke point, making it extremely versatile to use on everything from salads to high heat stir-fries (while flax seed has a smoke point of 225 degrees F and olive oil, 320 degrees F, avocado oil’s smoke point is 480 degrees).

For salad dressings, roasted veggies or lemon chicken, frying the kids’ favorite panko chicken (look for my recipe soon), and even as a skin moisturizer, I’ve been turning to avocado oil, namely Avocare avocado oil.

 

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To kick off our new partnership, we’re giving away 4-packs of Avocare avooil in natural, basil, chipotle and garlic to 5 lucky winners! Entering is easy and winning is delicious. Good luck!

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24 responses to “Finds & Faves with a GIVEAWAY: the avocado oil you didn’t know you needed”

  1. Lorraine Haby says:

    I would love to win & try some avocado oil. Have never seen it in HEB. Do they have it or do you need to go somewhere else to get it?

  2. Maggie ONeill says:

    Thank you for your insight into great wellness 🙂

  3. Capri says:

    Good Morning! I’m on maternity leave with my first baby and saw your segment. Avocado oil is something I had never heard of, and I am constantly cooking! I think using it to make homemade “fries” would be a great treat to try! Thanks!

  4. Lexi says:

    I’ve been wanting to try avocado oil!

  5. E MENDEZ says:

    THE ONE THING THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION ABOUT THE AVOCADO OIL IS THAT IT DOESN’T BREAK DOWN AS FAST IN HIGH HEAT. WOULD LOVE TO WIN, BUT IF NOT WHERE CAN I PURCHASE IT.

  6. Cynthia says:

    Roasted veggies! Yum!

  7. Sherril T. says:

    I want to try the fried parsnips!

  8. Rosali Castillon says:

    I would love to eat clean with these exciting new oils. Finding healthy recipes for my daughters to crave would be so rewarding!

  9. Stephanie Vela Urias says:

    I love healthy fats and oils as part of my nutrition! Having an autoimmune issue, clean eating is always on my mind.

  10. Anna Facundo says:

    I need to try avocado oil with my salads.

  11. Tere says:

    It has become part of my cooking.

  12. Angelique Gertig says:

    I use avocado oil for cooking, baking and making my own salad dressings, and I really like it, and my bottle from Costco is almost empty, so I would love to win some and try this brand!

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