Avocado oil is high (70.6%) in cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fatty acids, but has a less than favorable omega-6/omega-3 ratio of 13.5. Consequently, excessive consumption of avocado oil without adequate intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA) will derail an otherwise healthy diet. (Source)
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