Oil Science News
We declare MacNut Oil the healthiest culinary oil
available today, based on the
Average mono-unsaturate level is 85%, (olive oil
is 73%, Canola 58%). Monounsaturated fats (which are
helpful) and polyunsaturated fat (linked to higher
risk) may have opposite effects on the risk of breast
cancer per a study on women's health in JAMA, Archives
of Internal Medicine, Vol. 158, pp 41-45, Jan. 12,
At 3%, macadamia oil is the lowest of all culinary
oils in the polyunsaturated Omega 6 Fatty Acids (olive
oil=8%, canola=23%). Excessive Omega 6 Fatty Acids
may have an adverse impact on blood clotting, immune
function & inflammation.
Monounsaturates tend to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
levels but do not change HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Polyunsaturates lower both.
MacNut Oil is 55-67% oleic acid. Oleic acid apparently
increases the incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids
into cell membranes.
The U. S. Physicians' Health Study, published in
the June 24 2002 issue of the Archives of Internal
Medicine, reported that of the 21,454 doctors followed
for 17 years, the men who ate nuts at least twice
a week lowered their risk of sudden cardiac death
by 47 percent and reduced risk of coronary heart disease
death 30 percent, compared with those who didn't eat
nuts. The positive result is
believed to be due to the healthful fatty acid concentration.