Avocado Oil vs. Olive Oil: What’s the Difference?

Have you been trying to figure out what the difference is between avocado oil and olive oil? They’re both good for you, right? But what do these oils actually consist of that would help us better decide what oil to purchase. 

Below, we have broken down some of the main differences between the two. 


  • AO and OO both contain no cholesterol and has mono saturated fatty acids present.


  • AO has a buttery and good taste that imparts a flavor to your food.
  • OO does not have a taste of its own.


  • Avocado contains good amounts of betasterol. 
  • OO contains betasitosterol that is half of the amount found in avocado oil. 


  • AO has good amounts of vitamin E antioxidant. 
  • OO has negligible amounts of vitamin E antioxidant. 

Skin Benefits

  • AO penetrates deep into the skin and is a great moisturizer.
  • OO is not a great moisturizer.


  • AO contains higher amounts of proteins. 
  • OO has less amounts of proteins present in both quality and quantity.
  1. The bottom line is, AO has a higher smoke point than OO, so it is better used when dealing with high-heat cooking methods. Regardless of which one you choose, both can be a great option for your diet!