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Avocado Oil

We are producers of high quality extra virgin avocado oil made from the finest grown Kenyan avocados. Our avocado oil is 100% natural and unrefined. The oil is extracted using a single cold pressed production method, which ensures we retain all the essential nutrients. We guarantee a completely chemical and additive free extraction process.

Avocado oil has a high smoke point (>250C) which makes it ideal for high heat cooking (e.g. frying, roasting, etc).

The Good Fats

Contains higher monounsaturated fats than olive oil. Its high ratio of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids to saturated fats help contribute to an overall healthy diet.

The Good Properties

The majority of essential fatty acids found in avocado oil are monounsaturated oleic acid, the same omega-9 EFA that won olive oil its claim to fame. Oleic acid is known to have several positive effects throughout the body including lowering risk of some cancers, preventing flare-ups of certain auto-immune diseases, speeding cell regeneration and wound healing, aiding the body in repelling and eliminating microbial infections, as well as reducing inflammation inside and out. Avocado oil is among the five foods with the highest Vitamin E content. This fat-soluble vitamin is known for improving skin and eye health, bolstering the immune system, providing defence against oxidative damage to cells caused by free-radicals, improving memory and mental acuity, as well as increasing the overall efficiency of the digestive tract.

Great for Skin and Beauty

The vitamins and minerals in avocado oil are not only nourishing for the inside of your body, they can also feed you from the outside in. Boost your skin’s ability to generate more and stronger cells by moisturizing with avocado oil. The vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin which are the primary skin-feeding nutrients in the oil are all easily absorbed through the epidermis – the outermost layer of the skin – and into the dermis where they provide energy for the growth and health of new skin as well as fortification of existing cells.

Our Story

A little about what we do

Crofts is a family run business which was founded in 2013. We are part of the Teeny Fashions Group who have been specialising in garment manufacturing since 1987. The company spent almost two years researching the technologies used in avocado oil production and setting up a strong supply chain by locating and contracting farmers from the Central region of Kenya. We selected the highest quality European machines to be installed and used within our manufacturing facility. The machines have been specifically built for purpose, to ensure we obtain the highest quality extra virgin avocado oil in the most efficient way possible.

Kenyan Avocados

Kenyan grown avocados have been making serious headway in the international market. Demand for these in Europe has been growing exponentially over the past decade. We quickly realised the quality of avocado locally is extremely high and with efficient fruit management, we would be able to achieve an incredible quality of oil.

Valuing Farmers

We value our farmers. This is why our farmer contracts are pro-fair trade, and they are treated as invaluable suppliers. Our experienced field officers provide first hand support to the farmers, and advise them on how to keep their trees in good condition to be able to obtain maximum output. We encourage our farmers to sell their best crop to export companies to maximise their incomes.

Looking Ahead

We are always trying to improve our products and the way we conduct business. We aim to give the farmers back as much as possible, and we are constantly training and advising our farmers on how to get the best out of their trees.

We give our farmers free seedlings to encourage them to grow more avocados and increase their revenues and livelihoods.

Our Oil

Our Extra Virgin Avocado oil is made from the finest Hass & Fuerte avocados available in Kenya. They are processed at peak ripeness to ensure an extremely high quality oil.

LOOK AND TASTE OF OIL

Like any good extra virgin oil, the look and taste will vary from regions, production methods etc. Extra virgin oil has a superior, buttery taste with an aroma of avocado. The colour of the oil should range from emerald green to yellowish green. The oil has a subtle avocado taste and should not feel oily on the tongue.

QUALITY

Quality comes from harvesting to production process. A carefully managed ripening process ensures only good fruit ripened to a specific point is used. Our cold press production ensures we retain all the natural nutrition. We try to keep all the good stuff in there! The oil is stored in tanks without any oxygen to prevent oxidation. This allows the oil to stay fresher for longer.

EXTRA VIRGIN AND REFINED OILS - What's the Difference?

Refined oils are those that are obtained by refining virgin oils using chemical and physical filters. Refined oils do not retain all of the nutrition of the virgin oil as it is "damaged" in the refining process.

We currently offer extra virgin avocado oil in bulk packaging and quantity. For more information please contact us using the contact form or details below.

Throw out all your other oils - We are launching our very own bottled oil!

Crofts extra virgin avocado oil is the only one you need!

Stay tuned for further details on when and where it will be available

Uses

Try Avocado oil in some of the below dishes

Popcorn

Simply replace the butter in your popcorn recipe with Extra Virgin Avocado oil. You'll get all the buttery goodness without any of the guilt!

Steak & Mash potatoes

A simple, pan seared steak with extra virgin avocado oil. Flavours the steak like butter and gives it a richness no other oil can achieve.

French Toast

French toast topped with wilted garlic spinach. Both the toast and spinach are cooked in our brilliant extra virgin avocado oil which gives it that nutty flavour and buttery richness. Garnished with parmesan shavings for a perfect brunch dish!

Contact Us

Crofts Ltd

Kiboko Road, Thika

P. O. Box 12347 - 00400, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 702 692129

Email: info@croftsltd.com