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Value addition: 4 products you can make from avocados

Post by : Sue Njihia

Avocado can be used to flavour a number of edibles. It can also be converted into other products by itself. Lets sample a few.


Avocado Oil Mixed With Other Oils

Avocado oil can be used for beauty care and cooking, for instance. The oil is derived from the flesh of ripe avocados. The flesh is first dried to attain a brownish color. It is then compressed to get oil. Compression is done by machine to squeeze out as much oil as is possible.

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Briquettes are a substitute for charcoal. They cost less, smoke less and last longer. Briquettes are made from a selection of compressed waste products. Avocado peels are such a product. They are dried and turned to ash, then mixed with other waste, like saw dust, to make briquettes. Specialized machines are needed to make them.


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The seeds are another waste product that have utility. They can be turned into powder. This powder is used in the beauty industry to make face and skin masks, for example. How is it done? The seeds are dried. Secondly, the outer skin is removed and the seeds cut. Cutting makes it easier to grind them into powder.


Creamy Avocado Dip Recipe - Cookie and Kate

Paste is the second go-to method of adding value to fruits. Just squish them about. It’s no different with avocados, the flesh can be put through a blender to produce paste. The paste has use in flavoring food, making juices, shakes and, of course, spread.

So, which one do you pick?


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