Macadamia Oil Uses in food
Macadamia oil is the non-volatile oil expressed from the nut meat of the macadamia tree, a native Australian nut. Macadamia oil is sometimes used in food as a frying or salad oil, and in cosmeticformulations as an emollient or fragrance fixative.
Macadamia oil is an excellent frying oil due to its high heat capacity. Several properties of macadamia oil are particularly important for use as an edible oil:
·It contains up to 85% monounsaturated fats
·It has an unrefrigerated shelf life of one to two years
·It has a smoke point of 410 °F (210 °C)
It has more oleic acid (a good fatty acid) than olive oil. Anti-inflammatory properties may help with memory and asthma.