Looking for a healthier cooking oil?
Allowed me to introduce to you our favorite, Avocado oil
Avocados are a superfood! Providing a lot of fiber, plenty of vitamins and healthy fats, its popularity has recently increased in the United States. Americans certainly have welcomed our little green friend with open arms, making it an important part of their diets.
In Mexico, almost everything and aguacate or avocado! From a simple tortilla with a slice of avocado and a sprinkle of salt, you can also find it on most seafood, tacos, tortas, salads even ice cream - I could go on, and on. Have you ever wondered why Latin women do not age so quickly? Besides luck and good genes, I will always attribute this to a good and healthy choice of foods. So, if you are looking to switch to a healthier and more tasty cooking oil, you need to keep reading!
First of all, let us state the facts. According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, a tablespoon of avocado oil contains:
14 grams of fat
1 milligram of sodium
So, it is basically just a trio of fats! 10 grams of monounsaturated which makes over 70% of avocado oil a healthy fat, plus 2 grams of polyunsaturated and 2 grams of saturated fat. But that is not all - according to Dr. Rajsnee Nambudripad, a specialist at St. Jude Medical Center in California, polyunsaturated fats can increase inflammation in the body if consumed in large quantities. This makes avocado oil a great option with only 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat per tablespoon.
Avocado oil is also high in Monounsaturated fat, just like olive oil, which has been associated with cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory benefits on the Mediterranean diet. It also can be used in the kitchen as a cooking oil; it has a high smoke point of 520 degrees. Avocado oil makes a perfect oil for sautéing and roasting.
But like everything in life, avocado oil should also be used in moderation. Please be aware there are 120 calories per tablespoon. Nevertheless, this is an amazing oil that can help support a healthy diet and enhance the flavors of anything you cook.