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What is unrefined , extra virgin cold-pressed avocado oil ?

  title={What is unrefined , extra virgin cold-pressed avocado oil ?},
  author={Cecilia Requejo-Jackman and Allan B. Woolf},
The high oil content of the avocado fruit (Persea americana Mill.) has been known since Aztec times, with the fruit sometimes referred to as “vegetable butter” or “butter pear.” The plant originated in Central America, and its cultivation has spread to warm subtropical and temperate climates worldwide. The flesh of an avocado can contain up to 30% oil (based on fresh weight), but there is very little in the seed (≅2%) or the skin (≅7%). Avocado oil was originally, and still is, extracted for… Expand

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