Botanically, the avocado is a berry. The thick seed of the round to pear-shaped fruit is covered by the green-yellow to golden-yellow flesh. For our avocado oil we use the varieties "Hass" and "Fuerte". These organic avocado provide a particularly large amount of oil, ripen quickly and require smaller cultivation areas compared to other varieties.
The avocado grows on a perennial and evergreen tree with blue to dark green leaves and yellow-green flowers. The fruits can remain on the tree for up to six months before they fall off or are harvested from the tree. Up to 1,500 kg of organic avocado can be harvested from one tree. The pear-shaped fruit has a dark, leathery skin, green-yellow flesh and a brown, spherical pit. Because of its buttery taste, the avocado is often called "butter fruit".
Still on site, the Avocados are pressed in our facility in Ena and processed into sustainable oil. The quality of the fruit is a key factor in determining the quality of the end product. For the production of virgin oil, fruit quality, storage of the fruit as well as the perfected and gentle processing are important for a high-quality end product.
Oil production secures an additional source of income for the region and protects small farmers from the effects of climate change. We create jobs in the rural regions and can thus reduce crime and rural exodus in Kenya. The sustainable cultivation and the increasing income could additionally improve the local infrastructure.
LIMBUA avocado oil is characterized by its health-promoting effect, environmentally friendly production and intense taste. Not only are your own meals enriched, but at the same time Kenyan rural areas are supported.
The organic avocado and the oil pressed from it are used especially in nutrition and cosmetics. Their health-promoting effect is triggered by valuable ingredients, such as folic acid, potassium, calcium and diverse vitamins. The abundant unsaturated fatty acids can be well absorbed by the body and provide healthy cell regeneration. In addition, the avocado is attributed an anti-inflammatory effect.
In cosmetics, especially the avocado oil is used. The ingredients provide moisturized, more stable skin and good cell regeneration. Therefore, the oil is often used in creams. The skin is made more receptive to other active ingredients and soothed by the oil. Thus, the overall effect is intensive skin care. Due to the high content of palmitoleic acid, avocado oil has a good compatibility even with very sensitive skin.