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San Diego County farm taps a market for avocado oil

Issue Date: July 20, 2011
By Nancy Walery

A thick, translucent ribbon of emerald green oil pours from the spout of Ciriaco "Cid" da Silva's olive oil pressing machine. But the liquid isn't olive oil. It's avocado oil, a rich extract from Hass avocados that has sparked interest among chefs, foodies and health-conscious cooks and has also cultivated a following in the skin care market.

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