How to extract avocado oil

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How to extract avocado oil
Vitamin-rich green oil is derived from avocado flesh. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Avocados
  • Cold-press equipment
  • Centrifuge
  • Stainless steel tanks

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Instructions

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

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