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How to extract avocado oil

Updated July 20, 2017

The Avocado is a multipurpose fruit that is becoming more popular and mainstream in large part because of its monounsaturated, heart-healthy, anti-oxidant-rich oil. Comparable to oiive oil, avocado oil is used in hair and skin products and, of course, in cooking. Thus far, the extraction process cannot be done at home, rather it must be conducted with high-tech machinery to make cold-pressed avocado oil.

Select mature, good-quality avocados. Separate the flesh from the skin and seed.

Place the avocados in the cold-press equipment where the flesh will undergo maceration and mixing.

Place the macerated flesh in a centrifuge to separate solids, water and oil.

Store the avocado oil in stainless-steel containers to preserve the quality. The oil will be extra-virgin and bright green in colour.

Things You'll Need

  • Avocados
  • Cold-press equipment
  • Centrifuge
  • Stainless steel tanks
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Ariella Kranczer began writing in 2008 for various school newspapers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and received her master's degree in special education. Kranczer's writings specialize in various educational fields, drawing from her experiences as a teacher.