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Macadamia nut oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 27, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Good or bad? It's local since I live in Hawaii, smoke point is 387F. I've read to avoid nut oils but macadamia seems to be a "special" nut in the paleo community. What do you guys think?

edit: expeller-pressed- ok?

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on May 27, 2011
at 09:31 PM

whoops:) most def forgot coconut. And palm oil is great, too while we're at it. Those three, thats it! Really this time:)

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:54 PM

I agree 100% with Shari, it's delicious in mayo.

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

ben, you're forgetting coconut. But I do agree that it is healthy and delicious.

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:35 AM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/macadamia-oil/

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:54 AM

It does! The best oil actually. Much better than olive oil even the light stuff.

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:42 AM

awesome cold on stuff.

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:26 AM

I agree with Shari. It's delicious. Like, really so. Also, it has the best fat profile BY FAR of any plant oil.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 27, 2011
at 02:40 AM

Less PUFAs than Olive oil. A good source of MUFA. It has a more neutral taste than Olive oil, so good for making asian dishes.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on May 27, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I bet it would make superb mayo! Yum...especially seems like a good choice since it's local for you...still, I would go easy on a non-animal source oil...

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:54 PM

I agree 100% with Shari, it's delicious in mayo.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on May 27, 2011
at 02:54 AM

It does! The best oil actually. Much better than olive oil even the light stuff.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on May 27, 2011
at 03:35 AM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/macadamia-oil/

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on May 27, 2011
at 02:09 AM

I use it an love it. I don't cook with it but use it for finishing (drizzling, dressing, etc) Still think there are better choices for cooking (CO, ghee, tallow) but I think mac oil is fabulous to have around and certainly the best seed nut oil choice there is. Avocado oil is great too if you are looking for a bit of variety.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 27, 2011
at 09:31 PM

whoops:) most def forgot coconut. And palm oil is great, too while we're at it. Those three, thats it! Really this time:)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 27, 2011
at 02:26 AM

I agree with Shari. It's delicious. Like, really so. Also, it has the best fat profile BY FAR of any plant oil.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

ben, you're forgetting coconut. But I do agree that it is healthy and delicious.

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:31 PM

As I said in another post, when I asked Chris Masterjohn which oil he recommends for making mayo, he said macadamia oil. And he knows more about oil than the Rockefellers. I also have used it to fry at 350 degrees and it is the best oil I ever tried. Wonderful buttery taste.

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on July 01, 2012
at 05:44 AM

I've found it best with spices or splashes of flavor as a salad dressing.

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