La Tourangelle Avocado Oil is 100% pure, all-natural and handcrafted from premium avocados. This gorgeous emerald green oil has a fine fruity roundness that makes it lovely for both sweet and savory applications. La Tourangelle avocado oil is a high-quality and pure oil that can be used also for skin and hair care or in DIY cosmetic recipes.
Usage: Avocado oil is not only a super food oil that can be used in uncooked items like salads and dips, but it’s also highly recommended for cooking because it has a higher smoke point than olive oil. Rich and thick with a buttery sensation but no overwhelming flavors, it is wonderful in salad dressings, on fresh cut fruit, grilled fish or sautéed veggies. As a cosmetic oil, avocado oil is a great hair conditioner and thickener. Apply La Tourangelle avocado oil on your hair, and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash thoroughly with shampoo.
Health Benefits: Avocado oil contains good fat: mostly monounsaturated fat or MUFA (around 70% of its fatty acid profile). These are the ones that have a powerful effect on high cholesterol, weight, belly fat etc…. Therefore, it is a great substitute for “bad” fats (saturated fats or trans fats) mainly found in traditional animal derived grease (like butter or lard) and heavily processed goods. La Tourangelle Avocado Oil is naturally and lightly processed and confers important nutrients from the avocado pulp such as antioxidants, potassium and vitamin A.
Heat: Medium-high heat
Let the sun shine in during these cold winter months with this bright, delicious fennel and citrus salad. A colorful array of oranges and grapefruit compliments the crispness of shaved fennel. Finish with some buttery Avocado Oil and a squeeze of lemon juice for a refreshing twist on traditional fruit salad.See the Full Recipe »
This smooth, creamy mayonnaise has a light, neutral flavor from the addition of Avocado Oil. While not as potent as olive or canola oil used in most recipes, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, thought to support cardiovascular health and optimal cholesterol levels. This spread makes a healthy addition to any sandwich.
For a fresh twist on traditional pesto that is completely vegan and nut-free, try this flavorful blend of peas, greens, garlic and nutritional yeast. Avocado oil provides a creamy balance to this bright pesto sauce. The perfect accompaniment to pasta, grilled meats or appetizers.See the Full Recipe »
A beautiful assembly of fresh ingredients that tastes as fantastic as it looks, this hearty quinoa and veggie bowl with Avocado Oil dressing is a satisfying meal for anytime of the week. Fuel your body with the nutrients it needs, and satiate those tastebuds too!See the Full Recipe »
Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed
Part of the Plant Extract: Flesh
Country of Origin: USA or Mexico (depending of the season).
Botanical Name: Persea Graissima
Botanical Family: Persea Grissima
Heat/Smoke Point: Medium-high
Packaging: Tin can to protect from light which preserves the quality and freshness of the oil. Plastic tamper-evident seal and can are BPA-Free.
Ingredients: 100% pure avocado oil
Organoleptic Appearance: Viscous Liquid
Organoleptic Color: Emerald green
Organoleptic Aroma: Mild to fruity Avocado
Organoleptic Taste: Fruity
Fatty Acid Composition: C16:0 Palmitic Acid 15-20%
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid 6-10%
C18:1 Oleic Acid 50-70%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid 8-12%
C18:3 Alpha Linoleic Acid <5%
Focus On: MUFA (monounsaturated fats) : Avocado oil contains good fat: mostly monounsaturated fat or MUFA (around 70% of its fatty acid profile). These are the ones that have a powerful effect on high cholesterol, weight, belly fat etc…. Therefore, it is a great substitute for butter and shortening.
Unsaponification Numbers: 187-200
SKU IDs: 40-05-AVO-0500-EA ; 40-05-AVO-0250-EA ; 40-05-AVO-0005-EA
Avocado oil is processed on equipment very similar to those used to process extra virgin olive oil. The avocado pulp is first expeller-pressed usually using a centrifuge. It is then lightly filtered and “polished” using another centrifuge. It takes from 15–20 avocados to make 1 ( one) 250 ml/8 ounce tin.
Avocado oil mayonnaise: Whisk one yolk egg, 1 lemon juice, 1 tsp mustard and salt in a bowl; slowly add the avocado oil while whisking. Continue to whisk without stopping until the mayonnaise has thickened.
Easy Salad Dressing: 4 tbsp. of La Tourangelle avocado oil, 4 tbsp. orange juice, 1 tbsp. honey. Whisk together orange juice and honey, salt & pepper. Slowly add La Tourangelle Avocado oil, whisk until emulsified, or shake the ingredients in a jar.
Lemon Garlic Avocado Oil Vinaigrette: 1 clove garlic, juice from ½ lemon (approx. 1 ½ T),1 tsp. grated cheese (such as romano or parmigiano), 1/8 t salt, 1/8 t pepper, 1 ½ tbsp. avocado oil. Use a garlic press to press the garlic. Add lemon, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk together and slowly pour in avocado oil while whisking. Add lettuce or other greens and toss to coat. Then add in additional salad ingredients.
Sautéed Seasonal Greens with Avocado Oil: 1 pound trimmed and washed seasonal greens (chard, kale…), 2 tbsp. of La Tourangelle Avocado oil, 2 garlic cloves, 2 pinched dried red pepper flakes, salt. Warm oil in a deep pan with garlic and red pepper flakes (medium-heat). Once the garlic begins to color, add the greens. Turn them regularly, salt, then cover. Steam the greens for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
Easy Fabulous Veggies: drizzle La Tourangelle Roasted Avocado Oil on any fresh vegetables especially: leafy greens (like lettuce, collards, kale…), tomatoes, carrots, potatoes.
Instead of Butter: add a unique touch to pasta, quinoa, grains, beans or rice, by drizzling avocado oil the top to make a delectable side dish.
Avocado fruit salad: La Tourangelle Roasted Avocado Oil is great with citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins, lemons…).
Drizzle on Grilled Fish: halibut, salmon, or seafood like scallops, octopus, and shrimp.
As cosmetic oil: La Tourangelle avocado oil is a great hair conditioner and thickener. Apply La Tourangelle avocado oil on your hair, Let’s stand 15mn. Then, wash thoroughly with shampoo.
While delicious for cooking, avocado oil, like olive oil and hazelnut oil, contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who ate a diet high in avocados showed clear health improvements. After a few days on the diet that included avocados, they had significant decreases in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, along with an increase in health promoting HDL cholesterol.
Cool, dark place. Refrigerate for maximum shelf life.
Opened: best used within 6 months.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Serving Size 15mL|
|Calories from fat||130|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10g|
|Total Carbohydrates 0g||0%|