Master Plant: Persea americana MILL., P. gratissima GAERTN.F.,
Lauraceae (laurel family)
INCI: Persea gratissima
The Avocado tree comes from the tropical regions of Mexico and Central America. The avocado tree was already cultivated in the time before Columbus in areas of South America and Central America. Today the Avocado is grown especially in California, Florida, Israel and South Africa. From the raw avocado fruit a deep-green oil, especially eudermic (skin friendly), is won by cold press methodology and subsequently mildly refined, yielding a pale yellow colour.
Characteristics and subtances:
In its composition the avocado oil is similar to the lipids of the skin. It contains besides the vitamins A, B, D, E, Biotin and K also Lecithin. Biotin contributes to healthy skin and hair and promotes the energy metabolism of the cells. Its ability to bind water helps to improve skin texture and complexion while leaving the skin youthful and supple. The Avocado oil is rich in healthy unsaturated fatty acids (more than 75%).
As a salad oil ideal, but can also be used for steaming and frying Is good for making mayonnaise.
Avodado oil is available in organic quality.