12 Surprising Things You Can Do With Avocado Oil

X Surprising Ways You Can Use Avocado Oil FinalIf it were up to me, I’d have a steady supply of perfect, ripe avocados on hand. They’d have no blemishes, no bruising, no weird soft spots, no stringy veins running through. Every avocado would be ripe and somehow manage to stand up to rough handling. They wouldn’t be watery or mushy—just creamy. Life would be good, and I’d probably retire and begin an all-avocado diet. But that’s not reality. Avocados are a crap shoot. They take forever to ripen. There’s usually something wrong. Half the time I have to cut out half the flesh just to approach edibility. And I say this living in the home state of the best avocados in the world.

Enter avocado oil. No, it’s not quite the same as a plump avocado. No, you can’t make guacamole out of it, although some disgusting heathen has probably tried using gums and thickeners. For that it falls short of a plump avocado. But because first-press avocado oil—the kind I makeretains most of the fat-soluble nutrients, antioxidants, carotenoids, and chlorophylls found in the fruit, just like extra virgin olive oil retains olive nutrients, first-press avocado oil provides the power of the avocado in a compact, reliable, convenient, pourable package.

And it lets you do lots of cool things:

1. Make meals less inflammatory.

Adding half an avocado to a standard hamburger meal reduced the postprandial inflammatory response. Without the avocado, levels of the inflammatory cytokine IL-6 remained elevated 4 hours after the meal. With the avocado, IL-6 was unchanged.

2. Improve wound healing.

In animal models, adding topical avocado oil to a wound dressing greatly improved the wound’s healing rate, increased collagen synthesis, and reduced inflammation at the wound site.

3. Fry stuff (healthily).

Fried food of any kind shouldn’t be a staple. I don’t care how stable your oil is; fried food is a treat. But if you are going to fry, do it right. MUFA-rich avocado oil has the stability of olive oil without the prominent olive oil flavor. Don’t get me wrong: I love the taste of extra virgin olive oil. But the taste dominates anything you cook. If you’re trying to do a gluten-free southern fried chicken or any other fried dish that doesn’t mesh with EVOO, avocado oil is a subtler frying medium.

4. Actually absorb nutrients in your salad.

Salad is so healthy, right? Not without fat, and avocado fat is one of the best mediums for delivering highly-absorbable salad-based nutrients like carotenoids into circulation. It even improves your conversion of plant-based vitamin A precursors into retinol—real vitamin A that you can use.

5. Shave.

I’ve been shaving every day for 40 years. Yeah, yeah: Grok rocked a beard, but so what? They’re just too itchy and I’m not too worried about MRSA. I can’t get over the hump to where it starts feeling normal. Anyway, sometimes I’ll use about a quarter teaspoon of avocado oil rubbed into my face in lieu of shaving cream. While you don’t get the satisfying dichotomy between clean shaven skin and foam-bedecked skin, it does work just as well.

6. Make half-way decent mayo.

Apparently this works. I can’t vouch for it yet, but supposedly there’s a fair approximation of mayonnaise produced using avocado oil out there in the market. Sounds weird to me, to be honest (give me rancid soybean oil or nothing!). Stranger things have happened, though.

7. Remove makeup.

When I want to remove mascara and eyeliner, I always turn to avocado oil. It’s safe, it works, and if a little bit extra drips down my face, I can just eat it or hold my head over a bowl of lettuce and make a nice salad.

8. Moisturize skin.

Creams/lotions/balms/salves, shmeams/shmotions/shmalms/shmalves! Too much work to investigate the good ones. Once you find yourself looking up polysyllabic ingredients on EWG, that’s a sign to simplify. There’s no simpler way than slathering a single ingredient on your skin. Avocado oil, with its bounty of carotenoids, vitamin E, and healthy fat, is a great choice for maintaining skin health and moisture. An easy rule of thumb is if it’s safe and good to eat, it’s safe (and possibly beneficial) for your skin.

9. Improve psoriasis.

In subjects with chronic plaque psoriasis (where white crusts form on top of the skin sores), combination vitamin B12/avocado oil ointment was compared to the vitamin D3 analogue calcipotriol. Both treatments worked, with the calcipotriol working quicker but subsiding after 4 weeks and the avocado oil/B12 ointment working more slowly but consistently. Seeing as how vitamin B12 deficiency is involved in the etiology of plaque psoriasis, avocado oil alone may not work as well as the study results indicate.

10. Dress the greatest summer salad ever.

This one might sound odd. Just trust me. Make it. You need really good watermelon. Avoid the mealy ones grown in another country during the offseason. Find the best watermelon when they’re in season near you. Go to the farmer’s market and ask the watermelon guy to pick one out if you don’t know how.

Get some sheep feta. The real stuff, not cow feta. Greek or Israeli fetas tend to be my favorites.

Chop up a handful of fresh mint. Toss it all together, drizzle with avocado oil. Maybe a squeeze of lemon or lime. There: that’s it.

11. Add to baths.

Ancient Romans who could afford it would clean their bodies with olive oil and scrape it (and any dirt and dead skin) off using a strigil (a kind of spatula for removing body oil). They were awash in the stuff. If I could do that with avocado oil, I would. A couple glugs into the bath, though, is a nice compromise that gives the water a silky texture and leaves you moisturized, not pruny and dried out.

12. Improve the way your mitochondria function and respond to stress.

We don’t have data in humans, but in rats—even diabetic ones—dietary avocad12. oil reduces oxidative stress and restores mitochondrial function. This jibes with the evidence that excess linoleic acid (PUFA) is harmful to mitochondria, while oleic acid (MUFA) is beneficial. Avocado oil is very high in oleic acid, about equal to olive oil.

Until recently, avocado oil has been marginal, merely occupying a small niche in the market. I hope to change that. I think it deserves better standing. Don’t you?

Thanks for reading, everyone. Take care and let me know how you like to use avocado oil!

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Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. I use it for sauteing and to make cookies. In the cookies I do half grass-fed butter and half oil to meet the fat called for. Yeah, I’ve got a ways to go primal-wise. 🙂

    1. So smart! Cookies filled with MUFAs and grass-fed butter. Great idea. 🙂

  2. Sounds like it has a great profile. I wonder how it compares to coconut oil? I also wonder if I can order it direct from MDA?

  3. Those are the most perfectly cut avocados I have ever seen. Mark, how much time did that take you?!

  4. I do my frying in animal fat but avocado oil has definitely replaced olive oil as my go-to for mayo, roasting veggies, and salad dressings. I’m a fan of the EVOO flavor for some dishes, but the rich taste in avocado oil opens up a whole new realm.
    Haven’t tried it for shaving yet. I make a diy shaving cream with shea butter, jojoba oil, healing clay, baking soda, and castile soap. I’ll have to try subbing out for the jojoba oil.

  5. Ancient saying about avocado ripeness: Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Too late. (Well maybe not an ancient saying.) And I thought I was just picking bad avocados when I had to scoop out nearly half of the brown-streaked or otherwise icky innards.

    1. I have worked out a fairly reliable solution to brown avocado syndrome: I purchase the bags of 5 or 6 from Costco and make sure they’re rock-hard. Back at home, place them in a paper bag clipped at the top, and store them in the pantry for a couple of days. Then they go into the crisper in the fridge. They last quite well for me with very little browning. I would imagine that where they’re bought is not as important as their being “pre-ripe” so that they are better protected from bruising. The single ones at the grocery always seem to be pretty beat-up.

      1. I’ll try it. But I’ve also had many that have brown streaks that run throughout the flesh.

  6. The link in the psoriasis paragraph is about sun exposure and doesn’t mention avocado oil.

    I have psoriasis and have never heard that B12 deficiency is related. Mark, I desperately wish you’d do a full post on psoriasis — I’ve scoured the web and the alternative medicine advice is all over the place. Going Primal has not helped. Currently I’m banning nightshades in the hope that will help.

    1. Have you tried fumaric acid? It is a supplement from Vitamin Research Products. It keeps my mother’s psoriasis under control

      1. Thanks for the suggestion — I’ve not heard of it. I’ll check it out!

        1. While not a cure, I find bicarb soda (the pure one, not the one with the anti caking agents) works really well on my scalp. While showering I either put it on straight, or mix it with shampoo/soap and the symptoms subside for a few days and are less severe when they return. Using just shampoo/soap I dont go long before I want to rip my skin off.
          The bicarb also helps heaps with dry flaking itchy skin on my face and beard and leaves my skin soft and smooth. The only thing I’ve found better than bicarb for my skin is corticosteroids. Hardly a long term solution. Reducing carbs way down helps a lot too (I think hormone imbalances).

    2. Vitamin D made the way nature intended it be made….in the sun. If you don’t have a good sun in your area then looking into UVB lamps. I found nothing to work on my psoriasis until I gave the sun and UVB lamps a try.

      1. I have noticed that my psoriasis has gotten worse after living in the Pacific Northwest for several years. I plan on getting lots of sun this summer; if it helps, I’ll look into light therapy. Thanks!

        1. For my psoriasis I use a tanning bed. I get the lowest power bed and only use it for 5-8 minutes, so no burning! Much cheaper than anything “medical”, and very effective.

        2. Sun, yes, I live in Melbourne (Oz), my skn went on a complete turn around (good way) when I went on holiday to Queensland. I spent 5 days in Noosa and 5 in Port Douglas. I found without anything special my skin just got better and stayed better for the duration. I attributed it to 2 things, well 3.
          1. Sun. Sunshine Coast and Far North QLD, sun sun sun. Plus they say the ozone layer is messed up more so up there, maybe the harsh sun helped heaps with my skin.
          2. After researching after my holiday to the differences to Melbourne, it seems the water treatment in those areas is different to Melbourne. I think neither of the places use fluoride in the water and cant remember if chlorine was reduced or removed, but my house Im building will have RO system to test the theory (water in my area is a disgrace anyway, you should see my water distiller after 25l of distilling).
          3. I was happy. Enhanced mood, good hormone balance.

    3. I have a friend with 4 autoimmune disorders including psoriasis. Cutting out gluten keeps her psoriasis away. Sounds like different things work for different people so keep experimenting on yourself. I hope you find the answer for you.

      1. Thank you for the support. Cutting out gluten hasn’t seemed to make much of a difference (and my celiac test was negative). I do see a very slight improvement after cutting out nightshades the last few weeks. My gripe is that it’s so hard to find good information about diet — perhaps because everyone seems to have different triggers. It’s a tricky one!

    4. have you tried the AO+ mist from motherdirt.com? While they continue their trials, they are not allowed to say that it improves skin conditions, but it was great for my daughter’s eczema.

    5. Hi Jen,
      Keep it up with your research!
      Following an autoimmune primal/paleo diet and supplementing fats and vitamin D helped me but what helped the most with my psoriasis was actually from my own research in Ayurvedic medicine.

      Ayurvedic tradition believes that certain food combinations trigger problems like psoriasis. Oddly enough of the combinations was saltwater fish and dairy.

      Really weird, right? But I happened to be eating a lot of wild caught tuna in my lunch salads and was adding Greek yogurt as a dressing (since I have to avoid vegetable oils and mayonnaise because of the inflammatory PUFAs.

      Removing this from my diet eased my flare ups!

      I have switched to wild salmon for the extra omegas too.
      I know it’s exhausting trying to find your triggers but it is your personal journey to wellness.
      Have faith and don’t give up!

    6. UV Light Box Treatment (UVB) is available at some dermatology clinics. It works like a miracle for some people.

  7. I stopped buying commercially prepared mayo when the makers cheaped-out and switched to soybean oil. Now the stuff all tastes like it’s rancid, regardless of the brand (I tried them all). I use either light olive oil or avocado oil or a combo of both to make my own mayo. It’s inexpensive and the flavor is SO much better than store-bought. I confess I’ve never tried Mark’s brand. It’s just easier to make it myself.

  8. Totally agree that avocados are wonderful, but they do have all the inconvenience you mentioned, therefore my favorite way to eat them is as an oil in this wonderful mayo I’ve discovered…..think its called Primal something….I just know its delicious and I may become habituated if not addicted to it.

  9. You can get a huge bottle of Avocado oil at COSTCO for about $9.50.

  10. Love this! I didn’t know about the equally high oleic acid content. I’m grabbing a bottle for the kitchen. BAM.

  11. If it’s moisturizing and it works for psoriasis, I wonder if it’ll work on my eczema. Only one way to find out!

  12. Love all things avocado and just did a blog post last week called “You know it’s going to be a great day…when you cut open a perfect avocado!” Yes, they are a total crapshoot. I feel like I’m performing surgery cutting out the bad spots. But they are so delicious. I have been using avocado oil for years. It is amazing for roasting veggies…gives a unique, buttery flavor. Love it on salads. And it really is amazing as a moisturizer for face and body. I’m super picky about what I put on my skin and feel great with avocado oil.

  13. The safe versatility tells you something about the nutritional content. Like coconut oil, if I can both eat it and put it on my skin, it’s good in my book.

  14. I LOVE avocados in my salad. And using the oil as part of a dressing is perfect. I love your Greek Vinaigrette, Mark!!

  15. Shaving, huh? I’ll have to give that a shot. It’s probably not the best thing that I always use the $1.99 Barbasol from the drug store. It’s filled with god knows what. But avocado oil? I can get on board with that.

  16. If you’re going to use avocado oil in the bath, just make sure not to make the water too hot. Otherwise you may run the risk of making a (possibly delicious) people stew! lol

  17. I’m all for feeding my mitochondria the right stuff. I do a whole regimen of things (Niagen, pqq, etc.) So perhaps I’ll add a healthy dose of avocado oil into the mix!

  18. All good stuff…

    Only thing I’d say is stop using shaving cream…! I shave with nothing but hot water and my skin is smooth enough, and I grow hair like a walking chia pet. Plus I never nic it because I’m convinced the cream does something to the skin making it more likely to nic. And I’ve tried all types of them…from homemade to the most commercial. Then I moisturize with a little coconut oil.

  19. Avocado oil was the first Primal Kitchen product we bought from our local Whole Foods. Love it!

    Mostly, we just drizzle it on veggies. Though the taste is subtle, it adds a surprisingly pleasing change from our usual EVOO.

  20. In the old comedy ‘GOD” with George Burns and John Denver, there was a line in it where God (George Burns) said, “the only mistake I ever made was that the avocado seed was too big”. I’d have to agree!

  21. I find avocado oil just as prominent of a taste as olive oil. Good thing I love the taste of both oils! Great article, again. I can’t wait to get home and fry up something in abacodo oil as that is a new idea granted to me by Mark.

  22. We just started venturing into the realm of Avocado Oil, but we also bought the Costco bottle so this gives some great ideas for helping us go through it. For now we only use it for baking carrots and/or potatoes (coat lightly, add some salt and pepper, bake at 425 for 15ish minutes, or until they start to brown on the pan side) and they taste amazing!

    I will definitely be trying several of these ideas in the next few months (summer salad, shaving, skin moisturizing)! Thanks Mark!

  23. Similar to Kent, I’ve worked out a method to ensure that my avocados are in great condition. I always purchase rock hard, extremely green avocados. When I get home they go into a shallow bowl lined with a kitchen town (to provide a bit of a soft surface for them to rest on) and I place the bowl on top of the fridge. I keep an eye on them and as soon as they’re ripe, usually 2 to 4 days, I pop them in the refrigerator crisper (making sure they’re protected from getting knocked around). I find they keep well in the fridge for a week, But my very top tip for great avocados is to only buy the ones grown in our own hemisphere. For me that means only California (which is where I live) or Mexican avocados. In my experience those Chilean avocados are either hard, slimy, mushy and/or never ripen properly. I eat an avocado every day and very seldom encounter any browning, bruising or weird spots when I follow the above method.

  24. Mark! I didn’t know you wore mascara!

    Hehe jk…. I use avocado oil to remove mine as well 🙂

  25. Avocado pairs well with Asian flavors better than Olive oil!! Either a creamy mayo based dressing or a vinaigrette!!!

    1. I agree it pairs well with Asian flavors. I add a few drops of sesame oil per table spoon of avocado oil for stir fry and it tastes like Ancient Chinese secret. For Thai salads, use avocado oil, fish sauce, lime juice and shalots. Avocado oil is also a great way to add some mouth-feel fat to ceviche.

  26. What’s worse then an Avocado gone bad? One that never ripens and remains hard as a rock. Why? Since that it was harvested prematurely to generate fast profit. Ready to pick Avocado should contain a minimum of 9% fat.

    Question: Since it’s so difficult to time when an Avocado would ripen, while so many go bad on the other hand, how Avocado oil producers overcome this hurdle?

    And on an ending note. I am glad summer is around the corner but too bad Avocado season is over. Price Just went up from $1.5 a k”g to $5 a k”g

  27. When I want to remove mascara and eyeliner, I always turn to avocado oil. It’s safe, it works, and if a little bit extra drips down my face, I can just eat it or hold my head over a bowl of lettuce and make a nice salad.

    You tryin’ to tell us something, Mark? 🙂

  28. Avocado oil is also an excellent hair moisturizer, especially for those of us prone to fluffy (frizzy) hair. If I don’t add anything, I have major fluff instead of curls. I tried coconut oil, but it is a bit heavy, so I’d been using it and Garnier Fructis Frizz Defying Oil (much lighter oil). A few months back, I’d heard that avocado oil worked great and was much lighter. Unfortunately, it has a bit of a “woody” smell. (I’ve heard it described as nutty, but it reminds me more of wood.) So I use all three – coconut oil, avocado oil, and Garnier Fructis. Though I may not buy anymore Garnier Fructis when I run out of what I have at home. Now my biggest problem is putting just the right amount of oil on my hair – too little and it’s still a bit fluffy, too much and it looks oily, because well, it’s got too much oil on it.

  29. great to know! But I wonder if these are all true of EVOO as well–I’ve been doing a lot of things suggested with avocado oil with olive, and hoping olive has the same good qualities–particularly inflammation reduciton, nutrient absorption, and mitochondrial function.
    Thanks Mark.
    Hey, I’m coming out to LA this weekend, will look for you in the canyons or on the beach… 🙂

  30. How does avacado oil compare to tallow–especially wild venison tallow? I have a “free” source of that, and have been using on my skin and for cooking. If it’s just as good, no need to buy avacado oil, (except maybe for salad or marinating) which even at Costco is on the pricier side.

    Also, what’s your feeling on eating avacado pits. Seen it online–dry and grind–but not sure how reliable that info. is.

  31. For a couple of years now I have mixed 1 tablespoon each of avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil together with a teaspoon each of honey and aloe.
    Mix well. I dip in a finger and apply to face. A little oily but absorbs well and you can blot off after a few minutes.
    I also sometimes add a drop of oregano oil to the mixture. I added two drops one time but I smelled like I worked for a pizza delivery.
    Skin is best it has been since I moved to a very dry climate 18 years ago.

  32. Avocado is a staple of my daily salad I have at work

    1 tin of tuna in olive oil
    1 avocado
    red pepper
    served on a bed of spinach

    I buy two “ready to eat” and “two ripen” later on a Monday. Eat the first ready to eat Monday, second Tuesday (and get the other two out of the fridge), by Wednesday and Thursday the “ripen later” ones are good to go.

    Friday is a fast day with a surf and turf in the evening and some fries as an occasional treat!!

    Another great salad combo is prawn & avocado salad.

  33. I have yet to try avocado oil. I am nervous about spending the money since I am not a fan of avocados themselves. I know, I know what kind of horrible person am I?!!? Has anyone else that does not like avocados liked avocado oil?

    Thank you everyone!

    1. I have never liked avocados (I think I’m mildly allergic to them), but I don’t mind the oil at all. I only use it to fry pork and veg though. I get it at Costco.

  34. I use Costco brand avocado oil to deep fry chicken wings 🙂 toss them with some Franks+salt+garlic powder and they are the most paleo wing around, and delicious!

    I also use it on my salads and would use it on my face if I wasn’t already using beef tallow from FatFace 🙂

  35. I use in my hair, as a pre-treatment. I put it on about 30 minutes before I shampoo—Love the softness. I used coconut oil for years but this works way better….

    1. Thanks for that. I’ve been using coconut oil and it’s a bit of a pain, I’ll try the EVAO.

  36. Just curious if there’s any nutritional difference btw non organic A.O. (Costco’s) and organic A.O. ? Same question for cold pressed vs extracted?

  37. Okay, I’m confused. I could swear I have a CASE of jars of Mark Sisson avocado oil mayo sitting in my pantry at home. Did I dream this?

    1. I was confused by this as well, lol. I buy his mayo, really good.

  38. It would be great if you could find Organic avocado. I have only found one place where it is possible to order organic avocado oil and the shipping is $15. I am in Canada, though, so shipping from the U.S. might be just as expensive.

  39. Made mayo and it was great! But, I kept adding oil and then suddenly it wasn’t mayo anymore ????
    Just be careful out there fellow PUFA exorcists.

    1. I make my own mayo too and have tried a few different methods.

      It sounds like your mayo has ‘split’. You can start with a fresh egg or just yolk, and add the split mayo to it and it will re-emulsify.

      The quickest and easiest is with a stick/immersion blender (in a container that is only a little wider than the blender–I cut up a bike drink bottle to fit mine).
      You add the oil, lemon juice, egg yolk and flavours to the container.
      Immerse the blender right to the bottom and turn it on (low speed if you have it).
      Leave it at the bottom until the whole cup full starts to turn over and you can see a small amount of emulsified mayo appearing at the top.
      Then you can pull the blender up slowly to emulsify the rest of the ingredients.

      There are plenty of websites and videos that show this method.

  40. I’ve been making mayo with AVO oil for over a year. It’s THE BEST! I always get loads of compliments whenever friends and family have an opportunity to sample. I would never go back to using any other oil. Make in blender or Vitamix with 3 egg yolks, a little dijon mustard, lemon juice and salt. Add other fixin’s like dill, paprika, chili powder to customize. The options are endless!

  41. I make my own mayo frequently using avocado oil – depending on the oil, it sometimes comes out a light green color, but it is delicious. I have tried the Primal Kitchen avocado oil simply because it was free with a trial membership to Thrive Market and it’s very good but a bit pricey so I’d rather make my own. I also like it to roast or sauté vegetables and I’ve used it to brush over chicken before grilling it – it is very versatile. As the person who cleans the bathrooms at my house, I can’t even imagine pouring avocado oil into the tub – cleaning out the residue would be horrendous I think!

  42. AND……. it truly is great in skin care products! LOVE ALL these suggested uses. Thanks, Mark!

  43. Mark,
    I wasn’t aware you used mascara and eyeliner 🙂
    I absolutely LOVE a good avocado. Great article.

  44. 6. Make half-way decent mayo.
    Apparently this works. I can’t vouch for it yet…

    What… Primal Mayo is made with avocado oil??
    Am I missing something?

  45. Best chocolate pudding EVER!! One avocado, one banana, one tblsp honey, one tsp vanilla, two tblsp cacao powder (or more or less to taste). Put all in food processor and blend til completely smooth. Spoon into small 1-serving containers and refrigerate all but one which you will eat immediately. UMMM good!!!!

  46. Remove makeup eh Mark?? Eyeliner and mascara? :)) Something you’re not telling us, a side effect of going Primal?????????

    Great info as ever!!

  47. Avocado oil is delicious, I used it a lot when I was pregnant as I couldn’t tolerate the taste of olive oil. Sadly, our supermarket stopped stocking it so it’s much harder to source.

    I have bought it as a carrier oil (so probably not to eat?) both for oil cleansing my face and to putting in my very curly hair. It is great for both.

    Avocados are just delicious, we do eat them regularly. I thought we had problems with them ripening as we don’t live in an avocado producing country (UK), but it would appear that it makes no difference!

  48. Nearly all the protein from an avocado is in the stone (apparently). You can turn the avocado stone into flour by dehydrating it in the oven on a low heat ( below 100C/gas1 if possible) for an hour, before whizzing it to a fine powder in a high speed blender or spice grinder. The flour can be added to smoothies for extra nutrients and protein.

    Found this info from a restaurant that has a zero waste policy. Not tried it yet but sounds great. I wonder if it could be exchanged for other flours when baking?

  49. “When I want to remove mascara and eyeliner, I always turn to avocado oil”

    Don’t think you’ve ever mentioned before that you wear make-up. So the real question is who really wrote this article 😛 if your going to get other people to write your articles for you, then at least reference their names somewhere so we know and they can also receive some recognition for their work.

    Its a great read as always though, thanks Mark.

  50. I’d like a clarification on the post cheeseburger inflammatory mitigation that avocados can perform. I’m presuming that this would be a cheeseburger with bun and not a lettuce wrap deal…so, is the inflammation stemming primarily from the omega 6 and anti-nutrients in the bread or is a cheeseburger, not to mention, any food, inherently inflammatory?

  51. I can certainly vouch for making mayo with avocado oil. Before discovering this tasty and versatile oil, I tried making my mayo with olive oil–all I can say is yuk!

    We’ve also used macadamia in the past but now stick with avocado. We don’t blend with any other oil — just add a couple fully-pastured egg yolks to the mix along with some mustard, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, salt (all spices to taste, of course). Although it keeps for a week or so in the fridge (unless you add whey, which we haven’t tried yet, but which apparently extends its shelf life), it rarely lasts that long around here. We use it for all sorts of dishes!

    I highly recommend it — I mean, for us there’s no choice since it’s impossible to find “real” mayo out there sans the PUFA oils, organic or not.

    Regardless, once you try your own avocado-based mayonnaise, you’ll be hard pressed to look any further.

  52. The Chosen Foods avocado oil at Costco is a refined oil which according to label can “Safely Be Heated” to 500 degrees Flagwaver (I don’t do Celsius if I can help it; age 64). The same label provides the safe heats for some other oils, including virgin avocado oil, which is listed at 400 degrees F. So it’s like coconut oil, which is also suitable for higher heats when refined as opposed to virgin. Primal avocado oil is labeled as lightly refined, so I assume it can go over 400 degrees F as well. Not sure what the nutritional differences are between refined and virgin avocado oil, or whether the Primal avocado oil is appreciably different from what Costco has on offer; anyone know? Caveat emptor: Chosen Foods also sells a look alike avocado oil blend, so check the bottle closely if you buy it somewhere besides Costco.

    1. One of the benefits of using avocado oils is, its very useful for growing beards. It will give it a much more healthy growth of your hair and plenty of nutrients as its packed with proteins and vitamins. My friend is a very big fan of beards. we call him “The Beard Man”. He uses various beard oils like mentioned at ttps://www.beardilizer.com/product-category/beard-oils/ along with other beard growth products.

  53. For years I have used an EVOO ‘delicate’ as a substitute for butter or margarine on my GF toast. I’ve been using avocado oil instead for about a month now and, to my joyful surprise, my joints don’t ache so much anymore when I wake in the morning!