A New Taste Sensation
Avocado Oil - 250ml (Olivado) - (Certified Organic, Premium, Extra Virgin, Cold-Pressed)
Product of Kenya
Olivado's Organic and Fair Trade, Extra Virgin avocado oil from our pilot program in Nairobi, Kenya where we have 570 small farmers in organic, fair trade program. IMO Certified Organic as organic in EU and NOP in USA.
The Mexicans have long recognized the culinary delights of the avocado and it is increasingly seen as an ideal fruit for the health conscious in many countries.
Now, Olivado brings you the best of both worlds - a premium, extra virgin, cold-pressed oil extracted from avocado that is a superb food dressing or cooking oil and also an extremely healthy product that can assist in lowering cholesterol levels and help in the fight against heart disease. It even relieves prostate problems.
Olivado has become very popular among foodies. Even 'The Naked Chef', Jamie Oliver, on a visit down under was enthusiastic, describing Avocado Oil as the next "it" food ingredient in an interview with Elle magazine and now he endorses Olivado Avocado Oil.
Why Olivado Avocado Oil from New Zealand?
A Healthy Fruit
Research has shown that avocado fruit is full of monounsaturated fats, which are the 'good' fats that help to reduce the 'bad' LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. The avocado also has a very high content of a natural plant compound called Beta-Sitosterol that not only helps prevent absorption of 'bad' LDL cholesterol into the bloodstream it assists in redressing the balance by promoting 'good' HDL cholesterol.
Tests show NZ-grown avocados have among the highest Beta-Sitosterol levels in the world in this type of fruit - up to 950mg per 100grams content compared to an average of 750mg per 100grams content for typical avocados grown elsewhere (AgriQuality Lab Network, May 2000). This level is preserved in the avocado oil. Compare that to olive oil, another recognized healthy oil, which has only 250mg per 100grams content and the New Zealand avocado is almost four times superior in this respect.
The avocado is also rich in vitamin E, which is why avocado is used as a base product in many skin and hair care preparations.
In conjunction with Alfa Laval and Bertuzzi of Italy, Olivado has developed a process to extract all this goodness from the New Zealand avocado and produce a premium oil for use in cooking and as a dressing (there's even an Oil of Avocado capsule for those who wish to further supplement their nutritional intake).
Olivado does not grow its own avocados, preferring to leave that to skilled horticulturalists throughout Northland and the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and throughout Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. The most popular variety is Hass.
The Olivado Process
Overseas, avocado oil is processed from poor quality fruit and made into a base product for the cosmetics industry by refining, which involves heating and chemical extraction. This process delivers an oil stripped of many excellent qualities and is not suitable for culinary use.
Olivado produces avocado oil in much the same way that olive oil has been made over many centuries in the Mediterranean - by pressing the mesocarp, or flesh of the fruit, at room temperatures. The average avocado contains between 13-22% of oil.
By pressing at temperatures below 50°C, our avocado oil can rightly be termed cold-pressed. The first pressing of olive oil is known as extra virgin, because it contains the purist, first oil from the fruit. Likewise, Olivado refers to its first pressing as extra virgin - in fact, there will only be extra virgin avocado oil.
Stability and Storage
Unlike wine, olive oil and avocado oil are best the day they are made and will not improve with age. They are harmed by light and heat. That is why Olivado uses only dark bottles for avocado oil and olive oil, to prevent sunlight/fluorescent light from prematurely aging the oil. We also recommend you store your oil in a cool cupboard, where the temperature will not rise above 30°C, but don't refrigerate or it will solidify.
Olivado New Zealand has also gone a step further in preserving the quality of our product by employing a unique stabilization system that guarantees its freshness in an unopened bottle for two years.
How can I use New Zealand Avocado Oil?
If you are familiar with olive oil then think of avocado oil in the same way. Avocado oil is not meant as a replacement for olive oil, but rather as a complementary product. Avocado oil is smooth and rich but does not disguise the flavour of food. Instead, it brings out the natural flavours of the dish you are preparing. If you are keen on French or Asian-style cooking, then New Zealand avocado oil is a must-have in your kitchen. Avocado oil has a very high smoke point by comparison to other cooking oils, even olive oil. It will not burn or smoke until it reaches 255°C.You don't get the taste of burnt oil, just the natural flavour of the food.
2. Salads and Vegetables
For dressing, pour avocado oil on any salad or vegetable and let it sit for an hour to take up the fragrant and delicate flavours of the oil. Sprinkle a little our raw vegan cheese grated with the salad and you have a wonderful combination. Marinade for vegetables in salads, soups, even warmed in the dehydrator with choice herbs to infuse flavours.
3. Dipping Oil
Use as a dip for crackers, breads, your imagination is the limit!
4. Hair Treatment
Warm the Avocado Oil and apply to damp cleaned hair. Wrap in plastic and use old dark towel to wrap head in and let the oils penetrate for 30min.
Olivado has two production bases, one at Kerikeri in the beautiful Bay of Islands, near the top of New Zealand's North Island and the other in Nairobi, Kenya.
Our New Zealand production plant is situated in a 30-acre olive grove on State Highway 10, the main route to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand.
The Nairobi plant is our newest facility, and gives us access to Fair Trade and Certified Organic avocado, purchased directly from independent, family-owned farms.