The specifications of vegetable oils 12-04-2019

There is a wide variety of vegetable oils these days. Starting with the more basic oils (olive oil) to the more premium oils (walnut or avocado oil).

The reason why some suppliers get into this market, is because it is a stable and growing market. It is estimated that the vegetable oil market will have a steady growth of 4-5% per year. Traders of seeds and kernels are now also offering vegetable oils because of this fact. Vegetable oils have been extracted from plants and fruits for many centuries, it is only for the last decade that it is produced on a much larger scale and also being promoted on a larger scale.

There is a grey area regarding the refinery of these vegetable oils. This is because there is no regulation (to our knowledge) about the content of vegetable oils.

To highlight the aforementioned problem, let’s take avocado oil as an example. The refined avocado oil is widely used for food and cosmetical applications. A very small percentage is also used for pharmaceutical applications. The color of refined avocado oil is a more yellow color (which is due to the refinery proces) (source:

The extra virgin avocado oil has a dark green color and most of the time is 2 to 3 times more expensive than the refined avocado oil (especially the organic avocado oil). The Codex Alimentarius Commission states they have no specifications regarding avocado oil yet. More products are mapped by the USDA lately. This is the first step in mapping all the product specifications of every vegetable oil being produced and sold at the moment

At Dipasa we provide 100% avocado and sesame oil directly extracted from our production facility.

As Dipasa we hope this contributes to some questions you may have about vegetable oils. If you would like specifications or prices regarding our avocado or sesame oils, do not hesitate to contact our sales department at: