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Large-Size Organic Macadamia Nut Oil
2/6/2006
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Bigger bottle brings you our best value on this unique, heart-healthy, versatile oil

by Randy Hartnell


Last year, we introduced Vital Choice Organic Macadamia Nut Oil from Kenya.  And now we’ve got it for you in a new, larger, 16.9 oz size that represents your best value for this amazingly healthful, versatile oil.


Among other attractive features, our certified-organic macadamia nut oil offers a nutritionally ideal omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio of 1-to-1, and more heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.


Organic, unblended macadamia nut oil is hard to find. In our search for the best we encountered many that weren't nearly as flavorful, with some being nearly inedible.


This amazing oil—cold-pressed from organically grown macadamia nuts—imparts a delicate, nutty aroma and flavor that brings out the natural goodness of your favorite foods without overpowering them.  And, it boasts a higher smoke point than olive oil, which means that its beneficial fatty acids resist degradation during cooking.


It's great on salads or drizzled on bread and crackers, and the wonderfully light, clean taste of our Organic Macadamia Nut Oil is so delicious you'll use it for all your cooking needs… especially fish. As the Nut Oils entry at wholehealthmd.com says, “…delicate in flavor, a little bit of macadamia oil compliments a light fish or vegetable dish.”


Heart-healthy cooking

Research indicates that monounsaturated fat lowers cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, breast cancer and diabetes. Macadamia oil averages about 80 percent monounsaturated fat, versus 76 percent monounsaturated fat in olive oil and 63 percent in canola oil.


Confirming the positive findings of previous studies, a University of Newcastle, Australia study published in 2003 showed that a relatively high-fat diet featuring macadamia nuts was beneficial for men with high cholesterol levels.



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