Avocado oil is produced from the fruit (avocado) of the avocado tree. Avocado oil is pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit, making it one of the few edible oils not derived from seed. This pulp produces an oil full of healthy fats, including oleic acid and essential fatty acids.
Oils like flaxseed oil and pumpkin seed oil are very nutrient dense, but they cannot be used for cooking. The awesome thing about avocado oil is that it’s not only a superfood oil that can used in uncooked items like salads and dips, but it’s also highly recommended for cooking.
When using any oil for cooking, it is very important to consider the smoke point (the temperature at which the oil starts to be visibly smoking in the pan) of the oil. Even a healthy oil like benefit-rich olive oil becomes unhealthy when it reaches its smoke point. When an oil reaches its smoke point, the structure of the oil begins to break down, nutrients are lost, flavor is changed and most dangerously, compounds can be created that are damaging to your health. Avocado oil’s high smoke point make it a top choice in your kitchen every day of the week.
“Wodonga Park” is situated in the cool sub-tropical climate of the Blackbutt Ranges in South-East Queensland. The red volcanic soil is rich and fertile. The environment is ideal for growing the macadamias, avocados, lemons and vegetables that we have established. “Wodonga Park” was acquired in the late 1980’s and since that time everything has been done nature’s way. The current management team have more than 30 years of experience in bio-dynamic farming between them.
Wodonga Park avocados are grown under bio-dynamic methods without the use of artificial fertilisers or chemicals. The extra virgin oil is cold pressed, filtered and bottled under N2 gas without the use of heat, solvents or additives. We remove the dark green colour (Chlorophyll) through a special filtering process to prevent the development of bitter flavours in cooking or frying at high temperatures.
Avocado oil, extracted from the fruit, sometimes has a cloudy appearance due to the crystallisation of the low melting point of triglyceride. This should be regarded as a good sign and not a fault as it indicates unrefined oil. (Refined avocado oil is always pale yellow and lacks the rich green colour of cold pressed oil).
Avocado oil has excellent keeping qualities because of an inbuilt antioxidant system. Avocado contains a high percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, B, and D and is rich in lecithin.
For use in skin applications, it is thought that despite it’s viscosity it has the ability to penetrate the upper layers of the skin. Avocado oil is valuable for its effects on dry and wrinkled skin, burns and sunburns.
Wodonga Park Fruit & Nuts is devoted to managing the land sustainably. They believe that only through a healthy environment will soil and plants flourish. Through bio-dynamic farming practices recognised by the Biological Farmers of Australia they are ensuring that no chemicals contaminate their products – from the soil through to the processing. Their ACO certification 458BD is your guarantee that their produce meets organic/biodynamic standards both here and overseas. Customers and retailers comment on how their produce looks and tastes better. The secret lies in the fundamentals: good soil and healthy plants.
Ingredients: Avocado oil.
Certified organic by Australian Certified Organic (458BD).