Avocado oil production and extraction
The avocado tree belongs to the Lauraceae family and can grow to roughly 20 metres and needs a warmer climate, with little to no exposure to frost. Botanically, it is actually a large berry with a single large seed or ‘stone’ in the centre, which is discarded before pressing.
Avocado trees have been a key small-holder crop in Kenya for the last 20 years. A major exporter of table fruit into Europe and the very selective nature of the export industry means a large portion of fruit is rejected at the farm level. Fairoils provides these farmers a second income stream by offering them a market for their rejected fruit.
Fairoils has recently upgraded its avocado processing facility at Athi River in Kenya. We now have a state-of-the-art food-grade processing line, equipped with the latest German Tri-canter. This separates the oil from the avocado solids and removes all traces of water in the one-continual-process. The oil is further filtered and then winterised before being stored in stainless steel tanks under a blanket of Nitrogen gas to preclude oxidation.
Avocado oil consists of almost 70% of heart-healthy oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. Additionally, around 12% of avocado oil is saturated and about 13% is polyunsaturated fat. The oil is high in antioxidants and is a good source of both vitamin A & E.
Fairoils processing facility where it produces its Avocado oil is food grade certified to FSSC22000 and is also ISO9001 certified. Fairoils supplies all the relevant technical and quality documents on request.
Fairoils has the capacity to produce 750mt of Avocado oil per year. We supply crude oil direct from Kenya, and a refined quality from our Belgium facility.
Packaging:190kg drums, 900kg IBCs and 20mt flexi-tanks