Avocado oil is the natural oil pressed from the pulp of an avocado.
Almost 70% of avocado oil consists of heart-healthy oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid .
This fatty acid is also the main component of olive oil, and believed to be partly responsible for its health benefits.
Additionally, around 12% of avocado oil is saturated fat and about 13% is polyunsaturated fat.
While avocado oil has a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (13:1), this shouldn’t be of concern as the total amount of omega-6 is relatively low.
Speaking of carotenoids, studies show these antioxidants can help protect people against certain types of cancers. Both beta-carotene and alpha-carotene (the ones I mentioned above) have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate, breast, and oral cancers. Additionally, women with increased intake of lutein (another carotenoid I mentioned above) have been shown to have lower rates of breast cancer.
Carotenoids aren’t the only nutrient in avocado oil that fights cancer. Oleic acid, which is the main fat in avocados, has been shown to protect against breast cancer. Several studies have found that monounsaturated fats, such as oleic acid, can lower a person’s risk of developing either breast or prostate cancers.
|Dimensions||45 x 31 x 20 cm|
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