Macadamia Nut Oil is a truly versatile ingredient to enjoy with any meal, whether you are frying mushrooms and spinach for a mouth-watering brekky, drizzling over a salad or using it as a butter replacement in sweet treats, it adds a deliciously nutty flavour to any dish.

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Praised for its heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats, as well as being vegan-friendly and suitable for ketogenic and paleo diets, Pure South Press’s newly launched Extra Virgin Macadamia Nut Oil is available in Tesco for only £5 a bottle – so you won’t have to shell out a fortune to get your hands on one of 2020’s most sought after nuts!

Here are seven benefits to incorporating Macadamia Nut Oil into your cooking…

1. Better high heat cooking- Frying? Grilling? Roasting? No problem! Unlike other oils macadamia nut oil retains its nutritional benefits and flavour at high heat up to 220ºC. This means it is perfect for sautéing, roasting, and grilling.

2. High in vitamin E- Packed with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that takes care of healthy cell growth, supports immune function to protect against diseases, prevents inflammation and promotes eye health.

3. High in monosaturated fat- Macadamia nut oil is made up of 70% monounsaturated fat, which is known to help reduce bad cholesterol levels, support heart health and help you maintain healthy cells.

4. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans - Macadamia nut oil is made using only the best quality whole macadamias and nothing else, so it's great for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet and can be used if you are cooking for vegan guests.

5. Suitable for ketogenic and paleo diets- Low carb and high in healthy fats macadamia nut oil can provide essential energy for those following keto or paleo diet.

6. Antioxidants - Macadamia nut oil is a source of antioxidants. Free radicals in the body can cause oxidative stress and may play a role in aging and the development of several diseases. Consuming antioxidants can help counter these free radicals.

7. Energy Levels – Macadamia oil is an instant way to add important “good” fats to your daily meals, providing an energy boost whether you’re pouring a spoonful into your pre- or post-workout smoothie, giving your salad a quick drizzle or cooking dinner.

Pure South Press Co’s Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil (250ml) has an RRP of £5.00 a bottle and is available at selected Tesco Extra stores across the UK.