Macadamia Oil

Did you know cooking with olive oil can be harmful for your body!? Studies have shown that the beneficial compounds in olive oil start to degrade at smoke point, and potentially health-harming compounds can form. 

When should I use olive oil? 
When you’re making salad dressing or sautéing vegetables over medium heat, olive oil is an excellent choice. Since it has a distinct flavor, use it in dishes where you want to taste it—drizzled over steamed vegetables, soup or bread, for example. Olive oil has more monounsaturated fat than other oils, making it a great choice for heart-healthy cooking.

If you’re cooking over high heat, don’t choose olive oil. Olive oil has a lower smoke point—the point at which an oil literally begins to smoke (olive oil’s is between 185°D and 220°D)—than some other oils. When you heat olive oil to its smoke point, the beneficial compounds in oil start to degrade, and potentially health-harming compounds form.

What to use instead? 
Macadamia nut oil!  Macadamia nuts are one of the most popular varieties of nuts, due to their rich flavor and high nutrient profile. However, what’s even more valuable is the macadamia nut oil that can be extracted from these nuts for a number of uses. The fatty acid composition of macadamia nut oil makes it extremely valuable as a vegetable oil for frying or cooking; it is composed of nearly 60% oleic acid, as well as significant levels of palmitoleic acid and smaller amounts of linoleic acid. Although many people consider “fats” to be bad across the board, the truth of the matter is that we need certain monounsaturated fats to balance our cholesterol levels and ensure that our bodies run smoothly.

Not only that, but the health benefits of macadamia nut oil include; its ability to lower triglyceride levels, improve heart health, boost energy levels, improve your digestive process, help those suffering from Celiac disease, boost bone health, stimulate circulation, protect eye health, prevent chronic diseases, and optimize immune system and other protective systems. These are just some of many health benefits! Try it with your next recipe and be sure to comment below with your feedback!

Naked Macadamia Oil 
is available in store and online:
http://nakedfoods.com.au/nuts/natural-macadamia-oil.html