I’m super excited to announce a special order we’ll do for our May Good Food Club order: Macadamia oil!!!
Have you heard that macadamia oil is the new olive oil?
- We use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) a lot in our cooking because is has a high percentage of monounsaturated fat. That’s the “good” fat that’s good for your heart.
- Macadamia oil has up to 85% monounsaturated fat, which is the highest you’ll find of any fat and less polyunsaturated fat than olive oil.
- Macadamia oil has a higher smoke point of 210C than EVOO (165 – 190C) making it more versatile on the stove and for baking.
- It has a unrefrigerated shelf life of 2 years (in dark, cool places.) Which is comparable to EVOO shelf life.
- It can be used for hair and skin care. If you google it, you’ll find loads of uses. We massaged our second child with macadamia oil when he was a newborn.
So if macadamia oil much better than EVOO, why isn’t everyone using it? I think it comes to cost. Macadamia for the rest of the world is an really expensive nut so it’s not as common in the kitchen. But here in South Africa (3rd largest producer in the world) macadamia is a commodity. I’m always shocked how cheap macadamia nuts are here. So, Jo thought we should be able to get a good deal on macadamia oil for our Good Food Club here.
And Jo did! She found a distributor here that will sell us boxes of 500ml bottles (glass) but the delivery cost per item is pretty high. That’s why we’re going to do a one-time bulk order for the oil this month and see how it works out for our club. We’re also getting it at a really good price that’s comparable to EVOO prices (for 500ml bottles) and it’s a lot cheaper than the macadamia oil prices at retailers.
So, check out McNutti Macadamia Nut Oil on Good Food Club website and order a bottle or two or five (remember, it has a 2 year shelf life!)
Macadamia oil has a subtle nutty flavor. Great as a base for salad dressings. I can also imagine it being nice for hummus. It’s delicious on meat, fish, lamb, chicken and also for cooking vegetables. For baking it leaves a buttery flavor making me wonder how awesome it would be with brownies… yummy.