Another great way to add those essential fatty acids to our diets is through some of the best natural oils out there.  Many of you have switched from the beloved Florence Henderson’s recommendation of Wesson vegetable oil to healthier options such as Extra Virgin Olive oil (better choice compared to Peanut, Canola, Soybean or Sesame Oils).   But one that is growing quickly in popularity is Macadamia Nut Oil.   As one would assume this oil is found through the cold pressing of macadamia nuts.   Sometimes hard to find, one might find it in a specialty section or a Whole Foods type store.

The benefits of Macadamia nut oil over Extra Virgin Olive oil are quite profound.  From a cooking perspective, Olive oil loses a great deal of its healthy benefits once it is heated and cooked with.  Not to say it becomes unhealthy, but the reason we like olive oil is for its greater health benefits not solely for its ability to keep eggs or cooked dishes from sticking to the pan.  Macadamia nut oil on the other hand can be cooked with (in addition to being used on salads or other uncooked foods) and still retains the high levels of monounsaturated fats and Omega-3, -6, and -9.  Also the smoke point of Macadamia Nut oil is higher than that of Olive oil which allows us a greater breadth of cooking and preparation choices in the kitchen.

85% of Macadamia Nut oil is our friend Monounsaturated fat which is in the form of the healthiest choice of fatty acids : Omega-9.  That is a great benefit when choosing a beneficial oil or when searching out an essential fatty acid to use as energy for our body to burn the bad fats.  This oil also contains balanced amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6.  If you are looking for an alternative cooking or supplementing oil, take a look at Macadamia Nut Oil.  With its nutty flavor and beneficial properties, it is sure to be  a great choice.