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Macadamia Oil Health Benefits

Macadamia oil is the non-volatile oil expressed from the nut meat of the macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) tree, a native Australian nut. Macadamia oil contains approximately 60% oleic acid, 19% palmitoleic acid, 1-3% linoleic acid and 1-2% a-linolenic acid.

 

Some varieties contain roughly equal omega-6 and omega-3. Macadamia oil’s rich, cushiony skin feel and high oxidative stability make it especially suitable for heavy creams and sun care formulations.

 

An unrefined oil that is sensitive to light and will degrade accordingly. This oil has a beautiful nutty odour that you wouldn’t resist.

 

Though macadamia nut oil is native to Australia and was once only found in organic or specialty grocery stores, it can now be found at nearly all local markets.

 

If is becoming a popular addition to salad dressings, and can also be used for frying due to its high heat tolerance.

 

Olive oil is well-known for its high content of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, but macadamia nut oil fares even better, weighing in at 85 percent monounsaturated.

 

It also contains a high amount of oleic acid, a particular type of monounsaturated fat that can lower your triglyceride levels.

 

Because of its nutty, slightly sweet taste, it makes a good addition to healthy baked goods, such as low-sugar brownies.

 

Because it absorbs so quickly, macadamia oil makes a moisturizing and reparative eye serum that you can even use under makeup. Use just the smallest amount and gently pat it around your eyes.

 

Most people choose to include healthy fats into their diet by using more olive oil, eating some salmon or avocados, or by taking some sort of fish oil capsule.

 

So many people overlook macadamia nut oil which is not only delicious, but actually has higher levels of monounsaturated fat than either olive or flaxseed oil.

 

Macadamia nut oil aids in the overall strength of the body’s bones, tissues and cells through the quantities of magnesium that it provides.

 

Magnesium also supports nerve and muscle functions and stabilizes heart rhythm.

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