Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps.
Avocado oil, derived from the avocado fruit, boasts some unusual and uniquely healthy properties. Avocado is high in vitamin E and unsaturated fats and contains more protein than any other fruit and more potassium than a banana. Avocado oil is extracted from the flesh of the avocado and offers a variety of purported nutritional and medicinal benefits, some of which have been confirmed through scientific research.