Food - Drink
Is It Dangerous To Use Avocado Oil For Deep Frying?
By ABBY SMITH
We know that fried food isn't exactly health food. It's too fatty, but there's more to it than that. Another health-threatening aspect of fried foods is the free radicals created when oil is overheated, so where does avocado oil stand?
The good news is that avocado oil has a 520 F smoke point, which makes it a great oil for deep or stir-frying. In addition to that, it's a healthy fat, containing unsaturated and monounsaturated fats, a plethora of omega acids, and nutritional components considered beneficial for heart, skin, and eye health.
The only difficulty you might have using avocado oil to fry with is the cost, which is anywhere from 30 to 60 cents an ounce. However, you can make it a little less pricey by using refined avocado oil, which has a higher smoke point and is less expensive than cold-pressed extra virgin avocado oil.