Chosen Foods

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Chosen Foods

Welcome to the sun-drenched utopia of Chosen Foods! Where our founding families and generations of farmers, spanning Coastal California and Mexico have all united in the culinary celebration of pure avocado.

Since 2011, our mission has been to honor and celebrate the positive connection we have with one another, with delicious food and with the planet. With all of our products, we hope to ignite a passionate culinary lifestyle, centered around high quality, nutritious handcrafted meals, and avocados. We invite you to join the Chosen family, explore unique flavors with us and delight in the taste of pure, handcrafted sunshine. The Avocado, celebrated!

About the Brand

At Chosen Foods we are all-in on avocados, the powerful superfood found in all of our oils, dressings, mayos, cooking sprays, and guacamole. Where our founding families and generations of farmers, spanning Coastal California and Mexico have all united in the culinary celebration of pure avocado.

Avocados are one of the world’s most nourishing, nutrition-packed foods, thanks to its high level of antioxidants, monounsaturated fats (the healthy kind that boost brain and heart health), and fiber to keep you fuller, more satisfied, and less hangry. Think of it as nature’s most magical fruit. (Did you know it’s a member of the berry family?) Chosen Foods uses 350 million hand-harvested avocados a year, working closely with our farmers to grow this precious little fruit in the optimal climate, and at the perfect elevation. They’re naturally irrigated by rainfall, saving thousands of gallons of water every year compared to California ’cados.

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FAQs

Does refining the avocado oil remove nutrients?

Purity and quality are paramount to everything that we do. Through our all natural refinement process, we can protect many of the nutrients while allowing for a higher smoke point, a milder flavor, and an excellent versatile culinary oil. Unfortunately, many companies that produce avocado oils in the U.S. use chemicals in their process and therefore strip the oil of nutrients and sterols that are important to the benefits of avocado oil. Our low heat purification uses a steam method that protects the nutrients while removing the rest of the impurities including naturally occurring waxes, free fatty acids, and the prominent avocado flavor.

Do you use any harmful chemicals in your refining process?

We do not use any harmful chemicals in our natural refining process. We use diatomaceous earth to filter out the naturally occurring waxes and gums that you find in unrefined avocado oil. We also use a low heat steam vaporization at a safe temperature that never exceeds 350*F, which removes the rest of the impurities left in the oil.

Does the refining process remove nutrients as well as impurities?

The steam method protects nutrients and results in a beta-sitosterol content that is only 1.4% lower than virgin avocado oil.

What kind of avocados do you use and where do your avocados come from?

Our avocado oil is made with Hass avocados from both Mexico and Kenya. Our avocados are harvested primarily in Mexico and we have a small processing facility in Kenya. When we use avocados from Kenya, we indicate ‘Kenya’ on the bottle.

Where do you produce your avocado oil?

Our avocado oil is produced in our state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot facility in Michoacan, Mexico. We use the avocado waste as biomass fuel to power our processing plant. By utilizing food waste in a productive way, we have been able to reduce our energy consumption by 7,425 Gigacalories/year – roughly the same amount of energy required to power 1,200 US homes for an entire year!

Why isn’t your avocado oil organic?

We use over 30 million avocados per month and there are not enough certified organic avocados to meet our needs. The good news: Our avocado oil is Verified Non-GMO and Certified Glyphosate Residue Free! Avocados are #1 on the Environmental Working Group’s list of safe non-organic produce known as the “Clean 15”. Avocados have a protective skin and are grown high off the ground, making them naturally resistant to insects. Pesticides and herbicides are unnecessary in the growth of avocados. We periodically test our oil to be sure of purity. In order to ship our avocado oil internationally, it must pass stringent tests. For international trade, we test for hundreds of chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides to make sure our oil is clean.

Brand Recipes

kale chips

BAKED KALE CHIPS

This recipe will leave you with perfectly crispy chips that you’ll actually want to eat.

raspberry balsamic vinaigrette

RASPBERRY BALSAMIC

Mix up your salads this summer with a fresh, fruity take on balsamic vinaigrette.

spicy citrus wasabi guacamole - Chosen Foods - Certified Paleo, KETO Certified - Paleo Foundation

CITRUS WASABI GAUCAMOLE

Add a little kick to your next bowl of guac with this Citrus Wasabi Guacamole!

Pumpkin Spice Deviled Eggs with Avocado Oil Mayo - Chosen Foods - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

PUMPKIN SPICED DEVILED EGGS

Get crazy with the toppings or leave off the toppings altogether.