Cooking Using Macadamia Oil

Macadamia oil comes from the macadamia nuts. There are many reasons why you should switch to cooking using the macadamia oil. Consider changing your cooking oil to macadamia oil because of the following reasons:

Macadamia oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almonds
Macadamia oil

Contents in the Cooking Oil:

Macadamia nuts are very low in polyunsaturated fats and are therefore less vulnerable to oxidation and rancidity. Macadamia nuts have the lowest concentration of omega-6 compared to many other  types of seed  or nuts. Omega-6 fats lead to inflammation, which when consumed in excessive amounts, may lead to your body suffering serious health consequences.

It is advisable to use cooking oils with a 1:1 ratio (or close to 1:1) with regards to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 fats are pro-inflammatory, whereas omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory. A diet or oil that balances both reduces inflammation.  Macadamia nut oil has a close ratio of these fatty acids as recommended.

Fats oxidize when subjected to high temperatures, and they become rancid. Rancidity affects both the flavor and smell of the oil, as well as diminishing its nutritional value. Macadamia nut oil has a high smoke point of 210°C (410°F), making it a better choice for cooking. The higher a fat’s smoke point, the more cooking methods you can use it for. For example, you can use the macadamia oil for frying and sautéing, as well as salad dressing. It can also be used as a dip or bread spread.

With about 80% monounsaturated fatty acids, macadamia nut oils have about 83% Omega-9 fatty acids. The Omega-9 fats are considered ‘conditionally essential’, meaning that although the body produces them, they are not produced in meaningful quantities. Omega-9 fatty acids. Like oleic acid lowers the risk of heart attacks and aids in the prevention of cancer. Macadamia nut oil has about 60% oleic acid.

Nutritional Values Table

Macadamia oil’s shelf life is also astounding. It can stay for up to 15.4 months from the date of manufacture, considering it is in the refrigerator, in an airtight dark container, not exposed to air, room temperature or light. This has been tested using Rancimat, the rancidity testing agent.

Macadamia nuts are higher in healthy monounsaturated fats than any nut or seed, even higher than olive oil. Coconut oil tops macadamia oil in the fact that it has more healthy saturated fats. Macadamia oil tops olive oil in almost every healthy aspect.

Other Uses:

Macadamia oil is not for cooking purposes only; it is a multi-purpose oil. Asides from cooking with it, use the macadamia oil as:

  1. A facial moisturizer (you can as well mix it with jojoba oil)
  2. Makeup remover (if you like it, mix it with jojoba oil)
  3. Facial cleanser
  4. Eye serum
  5. Body moisturizer
  6. Hair moisturizer

For a moment, this oil serves purposes just like the Moroccan Argan Oil

Bottom Line:

Try the macadamia oil and experience more than just a cooking oil. This is your friend in the kitchen.

Post Author: ALBA

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