EXTRA VIRGIN, COLD PRESSED
MACADAMIA NUT OIL
THE BEAUTY OF LEVUBU, BOTTLED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.
In the spectacular Limpopo Province, set against the slopes of the Soutpansberg Mountains and fringed by verdant forests along the banks of the Luvhuhu River, the beauty surrounding our macadamia nut orchards can almost be tasted in every drop of McNutti Oil.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Every thing you need to know
- Among oils used in food, macadamia nut oil is the highest in beneficial monounsaturated fats, which is often described as the “good oil”.
- Macadamia nut oil is very low in omega-6 fats, which have been associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease. It is believed that the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the typical western diet today stands at more than 10 to 1. Before the widespread use of cheaper seed oils in junk food, the ratio was closer to 3 to 1.
- This oil has no trans-fatty acids, and the rate of saturated fat is comparatively low to other types of oil.
- Macadamias contain no cholesterol, and research has shown that it may help lower blood cholesterol levels.
- Macadamias are not genetically modified.
- It contains vitamins, minerals, and protein essential in a healthy diet.
Macadamia nuts contain the highest amount of palmitoleic acid of any plant. This acid is abundant in our skin when we are young, but decreases with aging, and this ingredient is believed to help mature skin retain suppleness. This makes macadamia nut oil particularly beneficial for dry, aging skin, although it is suitable for all skin types.
- Macadamia nut oil is a natural moisturiser, and because it is light and non-greasy, it is easily absorbed.
- The oil mimics the naturally produced oil on one’s scalp and skin, which protects it from damage.
- It is naturally high in vitamin A and vitamin E – two vitamins known for their ability to heal and regenerate the skin.
- It is also thought to be useful for the treatment of scars and minor skin irritations.
- Some nations use macadamia nut oil to treat sunburned skin.
- Skin: Apply a few drops of macadamia nut oil onto damp skin after taking a bath or shower to seal in the moisture.
- Anti-aging: After cleansing and exfoliating, apply a few drops of macadamia nut oil to your neck using light upward strokes. Leave on overnight.
- Nails: Massage lukewarm oil into your cuticles to keep them nourished and supple.
- Aromatherapy massage: Add some essential oils to your macadamia nut oil – try lavender or chamomile for a calming effect (always consult your doctor before using aromatherapy oils if you are pregnant or suffer from any medical conditions).
A TOUCH OF LUXURY
Did You Know
- Macadamia nut oil has a higher smoking point than olive oil, and some experts say that macadamia oil’s nutty flavour is enhanced at higher cooking temperatures, making it ideal for stir frying and roasting. Its velvety smooth texture and ultra-mild nutty flavour make it perfect for decadent dressings or dips. Use it in any dish with excellent results every time.
“Cold pressed” refers to the production process used to yield the oil from the macadamia nuts. Cold-pressed oil is produced at low temperature by using moderate pressures. The low temperature ensures that the oil is not overheated – this preserves the chemical structure of the oil molecules, and all the nutrients and antioxidants that are naturally present in the macadamias are left intact.
- Extra virgin oil is typically produced from the first pressing of the macadamia nuts, making it the most pure and the best tasting
form of the oil.
MACADAMIA OIL IS VERY STABLE AND HAS LONG SHELF LIFE.
The oil should be stored in a cool, dark place, and should be used within a year, although it can be kept in a refrigerator for up to two years. Please note that when stored below room temperature, the oil will become cloudy and deposits could form – this is normal and will disappear when the oil is heated.