The flavour is buttery, nutty and unreal. Macadamia nuts are delicious and healthy. It turns out that the many benefits of the vitamins and minerals in macadamia nuts are pretty much squeezed in their oil. The wonderfully smooth buttery flavour makes macadamia oil great for roasting, baking and as a base for salad dressings. One of the most important characteristics of macadamia oil is its high smoke point which makes it great for deep frying as well.
The benefits of macadamia oil
Good for heart health
Macadamia oil is extremely high in monounsaturated fats, the good healthy fats. Consuming these good fats has shown to increase HDL, the “good” cholesterol as well as lowering blood triglycerides and LDL the “bad” cholesterol which is great to keep your heart healthy
Loaded with antioxidants
Macadamia nuts contain a type of vitamin E called tocotrienols and flavonoids which are both powerful antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage.
May protect against cancer
Both tocotrienols (Vitamin E) and flavonoids have shown strong anti-cancer abilities by destroying damaging free radicals in the body and protecting against cancer.
Great for your skin and hair
We can all agree that having great skin and hair as a side effect of eating healthy is a huge bonus. Macadamia oil is rich in palmitoleic acid, an omega-7 fatty acid which supports skin health, hydration and elasticity when consumed. Hair follicles produce natural sebum which contains palmitoleic acid of which we produce less as we grow older and hair begins o lose its strength and shine as a result. This omega-7 monounsaturated fat, it gives the hair an extra boost when ingested and can even be rubbed into the hair directly.
Your body needs healthy fats for hormonal and brain health, energy, immune function, inflammation reduction, and other areas of your health. Healthy fats should be part of your healthy diet. It is simple and easy to incorporate macadamia oil into your meals and improve your health with each bite.