Certified Organic Avocado Oil
I had just been to a cooking class where avocado oil was used instead of olive oil, and I liked it so much, I went to Swanson to see if they had any organic avocado oil and found this product. Well, I don't know if all the bottles are like what I received, or if mine got overheated or otherwise spoiled in transit, but I ordered 3 bottles and all three were disgustingly rancid. In addition to the awful flavor, as a previous reviewer noted, since these have to be stored in the refrigerator, the bottle needs to be wider mouthed as one cannot squeeze out a solid oil!
June 4, 2015
Great oil. My wife uses this oil to make our own homemade mayonnaise. She mixes this with your sesame oil and one or two others. Great mayonnaise. All raw. No soy. All organic. Mayonnaise as food. My only complaint is that it is presently unavailable from the manufacturer. As soon as I can I plan to order plenty more.
February 12, 2015
I have recently learned that avocado oil is one of the 'healthy' oils to consume, and has a very high smoke point - versatile enough to use for salads and sauteing. I have ordered this several times and really enjoy the flavor.
December 13, 2014
I use it for the most parts in salads that replaced olive oil for me. Very pleasant taste.
October 18, 2014
Just what I wanted for my lotion and salad
I've added this oil to a lotion I make and have been very pleased with the results. It smells wonderful and not overwhelming like many oils. nice and subtle. but don't put it in the fridge as it hardens pretty solidly.
I also use it in my salad as I am supposedly
allergic to olives- no wonder why I start sneezing when I open fresh bottles of cold pressed olive oil
August 12, 2014
My skin looks gret!
I have been using Aura Cacia refined avocado oil for years, but it never moisturized my skin the way this unrefined oil does. I use it topically and I add to it a few drops of essential oils. I also use it as is on my body while it is still wet from the shower. And, of course, it tasted great on my salad. Great quality and price!
February 24, 2014
I love this oil
This is the first bottle of the Swanson Certified Organic Avocado Oil. I use it mostly on salads, but have included it in cooking as well. Perfect product.
October 24, 2013
Aside from the health benefits I wasn't too fond of this oil. It may just be a personal preference, but I didn't think it tasted very fresh and reminded me of an overripe avocado. Using this oil for the first time, maybe it is supposed to taste this way, but it just isn't for me. Also, the bottle is not very convenient as the oil turns solid while in the fridge.
August 26, 2013
bad container for decent product
For the health benefits, we like to have avocado in our salads daily, but the store does not always have decent ones in stock. That is why I like to keep a bottle of this handy.
The big drawback to this oil is the container. First of all, it should come in glass instead of plastic. Second, since it needs to be refrigerated after opening it, you need to have it in a wide mouth jar instead of a narrow neck bottle. When cool, this product is very thick and must be spooned out.
August 13, 2013
Though pricey, my love for avocados and the positive reviews made me want to splurge. As soon as I received it, I used it in a lemon vinaigrette recipe. I'm glad I tasted it before dressing the salad! Both my daughter and I agreed that it tasted and smelled rancid. A friend (who uses and loves avocado oil) took a whiff from the bottle and agreed. Thank heavens for Swanson's 100% guarantee, as I am returning it.
July 7, 2013
Avocado oil is a favorite of mine for cooking. It stands high temperatures and develops a subtle bacon-like flavor when used to pan sear things like chicken breast. Along with tea seed oil for delicate use and extra-virgin olive oil for normal use, avocado oil is a staple here when it comes to saute use. It also can be used effectively in salad dressings.
May 16, 2013
I PURCHASED THE AVOCADO OIL TO USE TO MAKE SALAD DRESSINGS AND I LOVE THE TASTE...... I'M USING THIS OIL AS IT IS HEALTHIER TO USE . TOSEE THESE VALUES MAY I SUGGEST YOU LOOK AT THE BREAKDOWN PROVIDED BY SWANSON OR USE WEBMD....... ALSO THE PRICE IS MUCH BETTER THAN RETAIL STORES......
May 10, 2013
good for high heat cooking
I like using this for stir frying. It does not have a strong taste and works well without smoking.
May 6, 2013
Organic Avocado Oil
I'm very pleased with this product. The only drawback is having to remove it in advance from the frig so that it can soften to pour. It definitely ranks very high on my nutrition scale as an excellent food item.
April 24, 2013
Not what I expected
I absolutely love avocados! so I was really looking forward to trying avocado oil to make mayonnaise and for salads. However, right off I found the oil to be extremely salted even though the label showed no sodium at all. After using it to make mayonnaise I found that it had a very unlikeable flavor. I needed to add sour cream and some mustard and some macadamia mayo to be able to tolerate the taste. No doubt this type of oil will need a "getting used to" time frame. For now, though, I will not be buying any more avocado nut oil.
April 3, 2013
Good and Good for you!
Avocado oil has the highest smoke point of any oil and therefore healthier to use than other oils that will go rancid in the pan! I agree though that it should come packaged in glass and the inconvenience of it becoming solidified in the fridge is off putting, so here is what I do...I open the bottle and pour the contents into another WIDE mouth glass jar with tight fitting screw-on lid, that way, when I get it from the fridge I can just SPOON the amount I need right away, no thawing! Granted it is not as nice looking but who cares? Problems solved! Great price as always from Swanson.
April 3, 2013
Great for salads. Adds a wonderful flavor along with the health benefits of avocados.
April 3, 2013
avacado oil: good stuff
This has a very good flavor, for pan saute and salad dressing. The bottle design could be improved, it drips when poured. I've read that it's very healthful and has a high smokepoint, so it's all around good stuff!
March 31, 2013
Excellent product, and I have tried several different brands of avocado oil. This is great with salmon, salad dressing, and baking tortilla chips! Yum!
March 13, 2013
This large size for the economical price boasts purity, richness and essential oils both beneficial for cooking and topical solutions. Great value for the price!
March 6, 2013
I Enjoy this Avocado oil
I had to try this avocado oil, as I love avocados; but they are hard to keep on hand. I absolutely hate the taste & smell of OLIVE oil, so this is a great substitute, giving you basically the same kind of healthy oil in your diet. It also keeps fresh much longer than OLIVE oil & can take higher heat than OLIVE oil; though I do not heat mine, as I use it on my salads only. I would like the avocado oil sold in a glass bottle much better, & the price is a little high for me; but I splurge :) Enjoy!!
November 22, 2012
Avocado as food ingredient, skin and hair product
I bought this oil to make Vegan butter with - and it truly DID make it so nice and buttery! I also use this product on my skin and hair. This has been the ONLY oil so far that makes my hair SO soft. I am VERY happy with the high quality and richness of this oil.
June 5, 2012
I was ready to order this until I realized it was not a glass bottle. Listen to the customers, Swanson's. We love you and we want glass please.
May 31, 2012
Alvocado Oil for frying
Alvocado Oil's high smoke point of 480% Degrees is perfect for frying, espeacially when frying at 350 to 375%'s for eggs in a cast iron skillet. The alvocado oil has a nutral flavor and take's on the flavor of the food it's on in frying. Delisious!
May 2, 2012
Wonderful in Smoothies!!
My family and I do not like the taste or consistency of avocados but know we should be incorporating them into our diet because of all the health benefits. We tried putting a small amount of avocado into our smoothies and it just overpowered it and that was all you could taste. This oil works perfect! I put 1/2 a teaspoon and you can taste mild avocado but all the berry and fruit taste too. (We use kale, spinach, chard, 1-2 prunes for sweetness,chia seeds or almonds and an assortment of fruit and berries.)
The bottle says to keep refrigerated and it does set up to a solid when in the fridge. It will not pour out and a teaspoon won't fit in the neck of the bottle so I use a 1/4 teaspoon from my measuring spoon set to get it out. Just a minor inconvenience, I am sure you could let it set on the counter for 1/2 an hour but who has the time!
I love that it is organic, I just wish it was in a glass bottle.
April 27, 2012