Macadamia nut oil is the new hot cooking oil
When it comes to cooking oils, there’s a major concern that’s often overlooked: heating an oil can cause it to break down, emitting toxic fumes and producing free radicals, destroying its antioxidant and health properties. Conventional high-heat cooking oils like vegetable and canola oils are too high in omega-6 fats, but healthier oils like olive have lower heat tolerances. Coconut oil is a great option, but there’s an underutilized other oil too: macadamia oil.
Boost your happiness with a healthy, yummy alternative. With a rich, buttery flavor and a host of health benefits, it’s worth giving the aloha nut a shot. The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is about 1:1, and macadamia oil’s flash point is between 410 and 450 degress farenheit, making it great for sauteeing, pan-frying, and baking.
Macadamias also have extremely high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, aka MUFAs—the healthy buzzwords giving olives, avocadoes, and the Mediterranean diet such a great name.