The oil is extracted from the flesh which contains up to 30% pure oil - a figure rivalled only by olive and palm fruit.
The oil is rich in many nutrients including vitamin A and D, lecithin and potassium. The oil is rich in chlorophyll, the reason for its dazzling green colour. Although the oil is mono-unsaturated, it is not as stable as olive oil at high temperatures, so is not suitable for cooking.
Avocado oil can be used to soothe the skin, being useful for conditions such as nappy rash and eczema. It is moisturising to the skin and is ideal for dry, mature skin and assists in the treatment of climate-damaged and undernourished or aged skin.