Different butters perform each of these functions to a different degree.
Avocado oil is normally liquid at room temperature. Avocado butter, the solid version, is created by a process called hydrogenation. In this process the polyunsaturated fats are exposed to hydrogen to convert them to saturated fat and make a solid product.
I wrote about avocado oil in "6 Fabulous Benefits Of Avocado Oil On Natural Hair" so I won't write too much about it here. I am just adding to the information that I already provided.
Good Substitutes For Avocado Oil
Olive oil has a very similar fatty acid structure to avocado oil. They are both high in monounsaturated fats. They are also rich in vitamin E and antioxidants.
Avocado butter has a shelf life of one year and a melting point of about 37°C, i.e. body temperature.
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