Nutrition Facts Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil – Health Benefits

A fruit oil made from fresh avocado; considered the ‘healthiest fruit on earth’.

Minimal processing to preserve natural nutrients.

  • GMO free
  • Zero preservatives
  • No artificial additives
  • Gluten free and dairy free

AND it’s still 100% natural and great tasting.

Full of the good fats.

  • High levels of mono-unsaturated fats
  • Very low levels of Saturated fats
  • Very low levels of undesirable Omega 6
  • Has Omega 3
  • No trans fats or hydrogenated fats
  • Zero cholesterol; Proven to actually lower your existing cholesterol levels.

Full of micro-nutrients.

A combinations of Plant Sterols, Anti-oxidants, and Vitamin E Carotenoids, create many benefits that medical science is often still struggling to explain.

Extra Virgin Avocado Oil soaks up Vitamin E Carotenoids that our bodies would otherwise waste. It’s a high-powered supplement for:

  • Beta Carotene – increases absorption by 1,500%
  • Alpha Carotene – increases absorption by 700%
  • Lutein – increases absorption by 500%
  • Lycopene – increases absorption by 450%

Complex interactions between Vitamin E carotenoids, plant sterols and the ‘good’ fats, allow Extra Virgin Avocado Oil to be classed as a Functional Food; a new generation SuperFood able to deliver additional health benefits and anti-oxidant activity in the fights against obesity, heart disease, dementia, blindness, skin care and a range of cancers.

Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is targeted towards well informed and discerning consumers who seek highest quality products and wish to optimize their health through lifestyle choices like a Mediterranean Diet. Typically we are supported by ‘Gourmets’ who enjoy entertaining with high quality, great tasting, trendy foods. They prefer fresh, natural food and understand the distinction between “good + bad” fats.


Avocado Oil Quality reflects the quality of the fresh avocado, quality of the processing equipment & skill of the Oil Maker

Health Benefits of Superfood Avocado

Overall Health & Nutriceutical Vitality

Need more Carotenoids?

Consistent research shows death rates from chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer & blindness, are lowered by eating foods with high carotenoid levels.

  • The ‘good health’ challenge is to encourage the body to absorb as many carotenoids as possible.
  • Definitely a diet rich in carotenoids from natural fruit, salads & vegetables is healthier.

But importantly

  • Typically the body only uses a small fraction of the carotenoids found in fresh fruit, fresh salads & vegetables.
  • A huge % of carotenoids are ‘wasted’ because our diet does not allow our body to absorb them.
  • Avocado Oil is nature’s semi conductor.

Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is like a ‘miracle’ solution?

The medical profession encourages us to eat more fresh fruit, salads & vegetables. Yet, Ohio State University found poor diet does not allow our bodies to absorb a huge % of carotenoid ‘goodies’.

Fresh avocado and guacamole have very high levels of some of the most beneficial Vitamin E Carotenoids. But Extra Virgin Avocado Oil has much higher levels still – simply because we remove protein, carbohydrates and moisture when pressing the oil.

For some (as yet) unknown reason, Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, acts as a facilitator to help your body absorbs those carotenoids. Avocado carotenoids work together in a complex, largely unexplained, ‘matrix’ by improving the body’s ability to absorb health-promoting carotenoids provided from other fresh salads, fruit & vegetables. Avocado Oil acts like a ‘sponge’ to extract the micro-nutrients from other foods we eat.

The Ohio State University research is supported by a number of other studies. They found Avocado oil (with salad) increased the absorption of 4 carotenoids, most important to human nutrition:

Beta-carotene – 1,500% more absorption

Beta-carotene, the most well-known and well-studied carotenoid, and the primary precursor to vitamin A. Has many vital body functions including:

  • Growth and repair of body tissues
  • Formation of bones and teeth
  • Resistance of the body to infection
  • Development of healthy eye tissues.

Vitamin A deficiency symptoms include night blindness, dry eyes, dry, rough skin, impaired bone growth, and susceptibility to respiratory infections.

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin and can be stored in the body long-term. Beta-carotene is better than vitamin A supplements because it is only converted to vitamin A on an as-needed basis; excess beta-carotene is stored in the body and unlike vitamin A, is not toxic when taken in amounts in excess of body needs.

Much research about beta-carotene is contradictory or inconclusive. There’s no doubt it’s far more beneficial in natural rather than supplement form. It may improve immune function, increase lung capacity, and reduce DNA damage. Kopcke & Krutmann, (2007), demonstrated it may provide some sun protection.

Alpha-carotene – 700% more absorption

Alpha-carotene may be a more effective antioxidant than beta-carotene. Alpha-carotene has powerful anticancer properties by stimulating cell-to-cell communication, a process which researchers believe is necessary to ensure proper cell division. A number of studies suggest it lowers the risk of lung cancer. Also believed to protect against heart disease.

Lutein – 500% more absorption

Californian research, from UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, indicates avocado has the highest Lutein content of the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits in the USA; that’s without accounting for the ‘multiplier’ effects of avocado oil. Lutein and beta-carotene are components of the macula of the eye, a small area in the center of the retina responsible for detailed vision.

These carotenoids may prevent and slow, age related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in elderly. As antioxidants, they reduce the free radical damage to the macula.  It’s estimated 196 million people worldwide will be affected in 2020, and 288 million in 2040. Lutein may also help prevent the formation of cataracts, reduce the risk of heart disease, and protect against breast cancer.

Recent studies have shown Alzheimers patients are likely to be seriously deficient in carotenoids.

One study associates levels of Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin with the colors in the back of our eyes (level of macular pigment) and have related this to Alzheimers disease.

Another study shows Lutein accounts for 60% of total carotenoids in the younger (pediatric) brain. But Lutein typically accounts for only 12% of the carotenoids we consume. So the brain has developed some form of ‘preference’ for Lutein.

We believe Extra Virgin Avocado Oil may act as a natural supplement, or ‘nutrient-booster’, likely to boost absorption of Lutein from your salad by 5 times.

Lycopene – 450% more absorption

Lycopene is probably the most common carotenoid in the American diet because it’s in tomato products, including pizza and spaghetti sauce, where it has been associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer in men. Lycopene supplements are proven to slow progression of prostate cancer growths.

Small clinical trials suggest possible lycopene benefit in cancer and exercise-induced asthma, but no optimal dosage has been established. Epidemiologic studies suggest an inverse relationship between lycopene consumption and risk of cancer, particularly lung, stomach, and prostate. (Neuman 2000)

Interested in further reading?

Chemopreventive characteristics of avocado fruit.

Ding H, Chin YW, Kinghorn AD, D’Ambrosio SM. Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. Seminars in Cancer Biology. May 2007.


An increase in dietary carotenoids when consuming plant sterols or stanols is effective in maintaining plasma carotenoid concentrations.

Manny Noakes, Peter Clifton, Fady Ntanios, William Shrapnel, Ian Record, Jenny McInerney. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 75, No. 1, 79-86, January 2002.


Carotenoid Absorption from Salad and Salsa by Humans Is Enhanced by the Addition of Avocado or Avocado Oil.

Nuray Z. Unlu, Torsten Bohn, Steven K. Clinton and Steven J. Schwartz. Department of Food Science and Technology and Internal Medicine, Ohio State University. The Journal of Nutrition 135:431-436, March 2005.


Dietary factors that affect the bioavailability of carotenoids.

van Het Hof KH, West CE, Weststrate JA, Hautvast JG. Journal of Nutrition. 2000;130(3):503-506.


Recent Research on the Health Components in Cold Pressed Avocado Oil.

Marie Wong, Cecilia Requejo, Tony McGhie, Yan Wang, Laurence Eyres, Allan Woolf. Massey University & HortResearch, New Zealand.

Heart Conditions or High Cholesterol Levels

There are many ways to change diet and lifestyle to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol before needing to take Cholesterol-Lowering-Drugs. Fresh Avocado/Guacamole and Extra Virgin Avocado Oil are scientifically proven to lower cholesterol levels and assist heart problems.

Some benefit is derived from the high carotenoid content, and because avocado (especially cold-pressed oil) works as a catalyst to use the carotenoids in other foods that would otherwise be wasted.

Plant Sterols are very important for cholesterol problems. Fresh avocado (and guacamole) has a plant sterol known as Beta Sitosterol. Avocado Oil has much higher levels still, because we remove protein, carbohydrates and moisture in the oil.

Research promotes 4 primary steps to help control high cholesterol levels:

  1. Eat foods with low, or zero, cholesterol levels
  2. Eat “good fats” with high mono-unsaturated (and low saturated fat content)
  3. Eat “good fats” that also act as a catalyst to directly remove cholesterol from inside your gut. In turn this reduces the cholesterol absorbed into the bloodstream.
  4. Reduce consumption of “empty calories” – quickly absorbed sugars, liquid calories (sodas, juices, sports drinks, vitamin waters), and refined carbohydrates, (bread, pasta, rice and potatoes).
    These foods can ultimately lead to a range of problems including high cholesterol, low HDL, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, poor sex drive, infertility, thickening of the blood, increased risk of cancer, alzheimer’s and depression.

Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is at the top-of-the-class on all four criteria.

Although the ‘science’ is still a little unclear on how avocado oil works, many different research studies conclude the particular combination of Monounsaturated fats and Beta Sitosterol in Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, does lower cholesterol levels.

Anti Ageing – In April 2012 the University Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico presented evidence to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology showing avocado oil can combat destructive rogue oxygen molecules. These unstable “free radicals”, are a prime driver of ageing and believed to play a major role in damage to arteries and cancer. Avocado oil has been shown to prevent free radicals from damaging mitochondria, which are cells that act as energy power-plants.

Interested in further reading?

Optimizing the effect of plant sterols on cholesterol absorption in man.

Fred H. Mattson, Ph.D., Scott M. Grundy,M.D., Ph.D., and John R. Crouse, M.D. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 35: April 1982, pp. 697-700.


Efficacy and Safety of Plant Stanols and Sterols in the Management of Blood Cholesterol Levels.

Martijn B Katan, PhD; Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD; Peter Jones, PhD; Malcolm Law, FRCP; Tata Miettinen, MD, PhD; & Rodolfo Paoletti, MD, PhD.

Mayo Clin Proc, Vol 78, August 2003.


Plant stanol and sterol esters in prevention of cardiovascular disease.
T.A. Meittenen & H. Gylling. Annals of Medicine, Taylor & Francis 2004, 36: 126-134


Plant stanol esters
Plant stanol esters in low-fat yogurt reduces total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein oxidation in normocholesterolemic and mildly hypercholesterolemic subjects. Yae Jung Hyuna, Oh Yoen Kimb, Joo Byung Kangc, Jong Ho Leea,b,T, Yangsoo Jangb,d, Lippo Liponkoskie, Pia Saloe Nutrition Research 25 (2005) 743–753


Effects of Dietary Phytosterols on Cholesterol Metabolism and Atherosclerosis: Clinical and Experimental Evidence.
Mohammed H. Moghadasian, DVM, MSc, PhD, Jiri J. Frohlich, MD. The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 107, 588 – 594, December 1999.


Plant sterol ester-enriched milk and yoghurt effectively reduce serum cholesterol in modestly hypercholesterolemic subjects.
Manny Noakes, Peter M. Clifton, Anne M. E. Doornbos, Elke A. Trautwein> European Journal of Nutrition (2005) Vol. 44, Number 4.


Spreads enriched with plant sterols, either esterified 4,4-dimethylsterols or free 4-desmethylsterols, and plasma total- and LDL-cholesterol concentrations.
Aafje Sierksma, Jan A. Weststrate and Gert W. Meijer. British Journal of Nutrition (1999), 82, 273–282.


Effect of free plant sterols in low-fat milk on serum lipid profile in hypercholesterolemic subjects.

A.B. Thomsen, H.B. Hansen, C. Christiansen, H. Green and A. Berger. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2004) 58, 860–870. Nature Publishing Group.


Effect of a Diet Based on Low-Fat Foods Enriched With Nonesterified Plant Sterols and Mineral Nutrients on Serum Cholesterol.

Matti J. Tikkanen, MD, PhD, Pia Ho¨gstro¨m, MSc, Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD,Sirkka Keina¨nen-Kiukaanniemi, MD, PhD, Jouko Sundvall, MSc, & Heikki Karppanen, MD, PhD. The American Journal of Cardiology Vol. 88 November 15, 2001.


Plant sterols are efficacious in lowering plasma LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic type 2 diabetic and nondiabetic persons1–4.

Vivian WY Lau, Mélanie Journoud, and Peter JH Jones American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005;81:1351– 8.


Anticancer effects of phytosterols.

T.A. Woyengo, V.R. Ramprasath, P.J.H. Jones. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 63, Pages 813-820, 2009.


Chemopreventative Characteristics of Avocado Fruit

Haiming Ding, Young-Won Chin, A. Douglas Kinghorn, Steven M. D’Ambrosio Seminars in Cancer Biology, 2007.


The Blood Sugar Solution.

Dr Mark Hyman. Hodder & Stoughton, 2012.


Fighting Cancer

Recent studies suggest fresh avocado and avocado oil, will be part of an established diet to help prevent or minimize a range of diseases including cancer. A July 2009 paper called “Anticancer Effects of Phytosterols”, reviews all previous research and found avocado oil phytosterols may work via the traditional route of reducing cholesterol, particularly in the membrane of cancer cells, and by activating an enzyme called caspase which is known to play an essential role in programmed cell death (apoptosis). This research considers an important role for phytosterols in preventing the development of cancers in the stomach, lung, ovaries, and breasts.

While these are promising developments, much more substantive research is still required. In some cases the research only reports laboratory studies; in other cases, tests have not been carried out on avocado product.

Oral Cancer

Although not as frequent as breast, skin or cervical cancer, oral cancer is often detected very late; so the mortality rate is about 50%. A study shows individual and combinations of phytochemicals in Hass avocado target multiple signalling pathways, increasing the amount of free radicals (reactive oxygen species) within pre-cancerous and cancerous human oral cell lines, that leads to their death, but cause no harm to normal cells. (Ding 2007. Chemopreventive characteristics of avocado fruit).

Breast cancer

Oleic Acid – Avocado oil has very high levels of oleic acid. Epidemiological studies always report lower rates of breast cancer in people from the Mediterranean region. Speculation is that diet, including olive oil, may be responsible. Recent laboratory experiments proved oleic acid in olive oil, suppressed one of the most important genes involved in breast cancer. Although there is some criticism, the experiments, all done in cell cultures, do not necessarily reflect how it will interact in the body, oleic acid cut levels of the gene Her-2/neu by up to 46%. In addition, oleic acid enhanced the effectiveness of the drug Herceptin, which targets the Her-2/neu gene, and increased the expression of a protein that works to suppress tumors.The Her-2 gene is over-expressed in more than 20% of people with breast cancer and also tends to signal the presence of a particularly bad cancer. Higher Her-2 levels generally mean the cancer is more aggressive and tends to respond less well to certain kinds of chemotherapy. (Menendez et. al. 2005).

Interested in further reading?

Chemopreventive characteristics of avocado fruit.

Ding H, Chin YW, Kinghorn AD, D’Ambrosio SM. Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. Seminars in Cancer Biology. May 2007.


Oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid of olive oil, suppresses her-2/neu (erb B-2) expression and synergistically enhances the growth inhibitory effects of trastuzumab (Herceptin™) in breast cancer cells with Her-2/neu oncogene amplification.

Menendez M, Vellon L, Colomer R, Lupu R. Annals of Oncology, Vol 816, No. 3, 2005.


Anticancer effects of phytosterols.

T.A. Woyengo, V.R. Ramprasath, P.J.H. Jones.
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 63, Pages 813-820, 2009.


Prostate Problems

Clinical studies confirm the benefits of avocado in patients with prostate enlargement (BHP). The phytochemical decreases post-void residual urinary volume and increases urinary flow rate in these patients.

In June 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine suggested dietary improvements can be an important way to lower the death risk among men whose prostate cancer has not spread. Specifically the research suggested men have a 29% better chance of not developing lethal prostate cancer if they substitute 10% of their daily carbohydrate intake for healthy fats like avocado oil and fresh avocado.

At AvoHealth, we think it’s a no-brainer!! If you’ve been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, this research suggests you can perhaps improve your chances 29% by dropping (say) 1.5 slices of white bread a day from your diet and taking a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Avocado Oil; or some other equally good fat.

Fresh avocado (and guacamole) have Beta sitosterol; a plant sterol. Levels vary according to the environmental conditions, and the stage of maturity when the fruit is harvested.

California Avocado Commission report 750mg of beta-sitosterol per 100 gm of avocado; four times more than oranges, the previous best known fruit source and more than triple the beta-sitosterol levels of the very best olive oils.

Extra Virgin Avocado Oil has a much higher level of Beta Sitosterol, because we remove protein, carbohydrates and moisture when we press the oil.

Beta Sitosterol is considered to create many benefits from reducing free radicals and DNA damage, reducing serum cholesterol levels, to reducing the risk of atherosclerosis by preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. It benefits patients with prostate enlargement. In the years ahead, it is reasonably expected there will be many more exciting discoveries to further promote the benefits of avocado oil.

Interested in further reading?

Inhibition of prostate cancer cell growth by an avocado extract: role of lipid-soluble bioactive substances.

Lu Q.Y. Arteaga J.R. Zhang Q. Huerta S. Go V.L. Heber D. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2005 Jan; 16(1):23-30


Failing Eyesight – Macular Degeneration

Lutein, a powerful anti-oxidant, plays an important role in protecting the cells of the macula from light-induced damage; so it may prevent and slow Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. There is also strong evidence to show it protects against cataracts. Acting as an antioxidant, Lutein is considered to reduce free radical damage to the macula. Lutein cannot be made in the body; it must be obtained from the diet. Avocado oil contains approximately twice as much lutein as olive oil.

Californian research, from UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, shows avocado has more Lutein than any of the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits in the USA. It’s even more concentrated in avocado oil; and that’s without counting the ‘multiplier’ effect of avocado oil which absorbs lutein from other sources of fresh fruit and vegetables. Both Lutein and beta-carotene are components of the macula of the eye, a small area in the center of the retina responsible for detailed, sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.

Age related Macular Degeneration affects up to 15 million Americans, with more than 200,000 new case diagnosed each year. Millions more people are affected worldwide, and the incidence is expected to triple by 2025, as the Baby Boomer generation gets older. Lutein may also help prevent the formation of cataracts, reduce the risk of heart disease, and protect against breast cancer.

Specific New Zealand information, (mid 2013), suggests one in seven people over 50 years will develop macular degeneration. Smokers and people with blue eyes and fair skin are at greater risk and increased exposure to ultraviolet light is thought to increase the risk. Macular degeneration affects our central vision. Therefore we may find it difficult to read, watch television, recognize faces or drive a car. We have twice the risk of falls, twice the risk of social dependency, three times the risk of depression, 4-8 times the risk of hip fracture, and we are typically admitted to nursing homes 3 years earlier than our peers with healthy vision.

In May 2013 the Research in Vision & Ophthalmology conference held in Seattle, presented research confirming the importance of diet, (particularly carotenoids like lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene) in helping many at risk people.

AvoHealth recommends University of Ohio research which shows avocado oil not only has a high carotenoid content; but also acts like a sponge to soak up (otherwise ‘wasted’ carotenoids) in other fruit and vegetables we eat.

Avocado Oil is potentially an important part of a dietary solution. The experts also suggest high intakes of Omega 3 from oily fish like salmon, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as limiting the intake of high Glycaemic Index carbohydrates.

Interested in further reading?

A High Omega-3 Fatty Acid Diet Reduces Retinal Lesions in a Murine Model of Macular Degeneration. J. Tuo, R.J. Ross, A.A. Herzlich, D. Shen, X. Ding, M. Zhou, S.L. Coon, N. Hussein, N. Salem Jr, C.-C. Chan. American Journal of Pathology, Volume 175, Pages 799-807, 2009.


Need to be on a diet?

Diabetic or on low carb diet? We think it’s really confusing with so many authentic looking research papers to agree, OR contradict every weight-loss-theory!! At AvoHealth we are not doctors, or medical practitioners, and we recognize each of us requires an individual plan. It’s definitely not a case of ‘one size fits all’.

AvoHealth director, Andrew Logan, has been a Type 1 diabetic since teenage years; he follows a low carbohydrate diet to manage blood sugar levels as promoted by Dr Bernstein & Dr Mark Hyman in their books.

These doctors both stress the need to dramatically reduce our consumption of “empty calories” – quickly absorbed sugars, liquid calories (sodas, juices, sports drinks, vitamin waters), and refined carbohydrates, (bread, pasta, rice and potatoes).

Dr Mark Hyman.

The Blood Sugar Solution
Hyman enterprises 2012.

Dr Richard Bernstein.

Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes solution.
Hatchett Book Group, Revised edition, November 2011.

If you suffer one, or more, of the following, then these books are worth reading:

  • Always hungry; perhaps you also have sugar & refined carbohydrate cravings
  • Depend on food for comfort
  • Body Weight is at an all-time high
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels and/or low HDL, and/or high triglyceride
  • High blood-sugar levels
  • Heart disease
  • Infertility, low sex drive or sexual disfunction
  • Other symptoms include thickening of the blood, Alzheimers and depression.

AvoHealth Avocado Oil products have zero sugar, zero carbohydrates and there are no artificial additives or chemicals. – see our product labels for specific product information.

Fresh HASS avocado are very low in carbohydrates. Other types of avocado (e.g. Fuerte from Texas) have higher levels. Avocado vary in size – a single serving is 30gms or 1oz; about 1/5th of a medium size avocado. This has 3gms of carbohydrate, of which 2gms is dietary fiber. Guacamole typically has the same carbohydrate levels as fresh avocado.


Too much Omega 6?

Then you’re not alone – this ‘under-reported’ problem is suffered by millions of people because of  increased consumption of oils very high in Omega 6. Researchers suggest Western societies eat far too much Sunflower, Maize, Cottonseed, Soya, Sesame, Peanut, Canola and Palm Oils.

Excess Omega 6 can cause inflammation, water retention, increased blood pressure, sticky platelets and decreased immune response. Some studies suggest that elevated intakes of omega-6 fatty acids may play a role in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. In 2013, the British Medical Journal reported Omega 6, (together with Omega 6 damaged by high temperature cooking and commercial food processing), sets the stage for the very health problems you seek to avoid, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.

In future we will hear lots more about this problem. Omega 6 is an Essential Fatty Acid, (just like Omega 3). But in the same way that Salt was once required for life, these days we eat far too much of it.

Macadamia, Avocado then Olive Oils each have lower levels of Omega 6, so are much healthier on this particular attribute.

However Omega 3 (most commonly found in fish oils), is lacking in most western diets. Among vegetable oils, Avocado Oil has a high ratio/proportion of Omega 3 to Omega 6.

Interested in further reading?

An expert in this area is Udo Erasmus, author of: Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill.


Gluten Free, Dairy Free or Suffer from Allergies?

At AvoHealth we are a gluten free & dairy free family.

  • There is no gluten or dairy in fresh avocado or in avocado oil.
  • Some of our oils are flavored with other oils which are also gluten and dairy free.
  • Beware some manufacturers might use any gluten in their guacamole flavors. Sulphites can cause a reaction similar to an allergic reaction.

Fresh Avocado

Is a minor source of allergens that fortunately cause only mild reactions. Two potential allergens have been identified; an oral allergy and a latex allergy. There are limitations in the research; for example it’s unclear if Hass Avocado are more, or less, likely to cause allergies, compared with other varieties.

AvoHealth Avocado Oil

We are not aware of any allergic reactions to our oil; perhaps because there is no protein in the oil.


Your mind – Dementia

There’s very sound evidence Avocado Oil might assist to lower cholesterol levels, with positive impacts on health. In August 2009, Whitmer et. al. published results of a study in Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, linking lower cholesterol levels to lower rates of dementia. This research, carried out by the University of Kuopio in Finland, involved almost 10,000 men and women.

Interested in further reading?

Chemopreventive characteristics of avocado fruit.

Ding H, Chin YW, Kinghorn AD, D’Ambrosio SM. Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. Seminars in Cancer Biology. May 2007.


Oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid of olive oil, suppresses her-2/neu (erb B-2) expression and synergistically enhances the growth inhibitory effects of trastuzumab (Herceptin™) in breast cancer cells with Her-2/neu oncogene amplification.

Menendez M, Vellon L, Colomer R, Lupu R. Annals of Oncology, Vol 816, No. 3, 2005.


Anticancer effects of phytosterols

T.A. Woyengo, V.R. Ramprasath, P.J.H. Jones. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 63, Pages 813-820, 200


Scars & Wound Care

Vitamin E

A number of studies show avocado improves the healing process for skin wounds and scars. In 2001 UCLA in Los Angeles reported avocado has the highest Vitamin E content of any fruit in the USA. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and may have benefits in helping to protect against diseases such as cancer.

Vitamin E is an essential part of cell membranes; so helps wounds to heal and prevents scarring. It’s also needed for healthy red blood cells and nerves. Vitamin E is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds; it exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity.

Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form recognized to meet human requirements.

Dry skin or dull hair?

Avocado Oil is extensively used in upmarket skin care cosmetics & creams, highest quality soaps & shampoos, sun protection, and hair-care products.

  • Effective across many dimensions
  • Penetrates, regenerates, softens, heals and moisturizes skin
  • So many outstanding & natural properties – reduces need for artificial ingredients
  • Allows product formulations to become less complicated
  • Is so spreadable, that ‘less’ can achieve ‘more’ compared with other oils
  • Serves a wide market – can be used by any skin types in all climatic conditions.
  • Reduces need for other artificial ingredients; product formulations can become less complicated

AvoHealth Avocado Oil is most suitable in hypo-allergenic products with simple, natural ingredients and no sensitizers.

These products are designed to not cause any problems related to photo-toxicity, free radical formation or clogging of skin pores. Avocado Oil is extensively used in upmarket, shampoos, and hair-care products. Many people discover avocado shampoo will make your hair thicker, shinier and healthier.

Hair Loss Revolution (company) promotes the benefits of  avocado oil!!