Today's question comes from Duane, and it's a great one! He wants to know why more people aren't using macadamia oil in their ketogenic nutrition. Eric offers his opinion on his favorite of the nuts!
In what areas is macadamia oil superior to olive or avocado oils?
How is it's omega 6 rating?
What is the likely reason more people aren't using macadamia oil?
And a promise of new treats to be generated in the Cooking in Ketosis kitchen (with macadamia oil of course)!
And if you're interested in finding out more about starting your own journey, you can check us out at www.biofitcoaching.com.
Chad: 00:05 so we're getting a lot of questions regarding the proper way to live life in ketosis. We have you covered in our mid week mini series called Sunday subs. Every Sunday we'll have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things keto. So our question today comes from Duane Lee and he asked us this question on instagram. Thank you so much for the question Dwayne, and here's the question, Eric, and stick with me. It's a little. It's a little long, but I think it's a great one. So he asks. Hey Guys, love the podcast and tips. I've asked the question elsewhere with no answers, so thought I'd try the gurus maybe worth a Sunday sup. You got your wish, Dwayne. It's about the benefits of Macadamia oil and why every and why everyone isn't using it instead of the Almighty extra virgin olive oil. To my uneducated melon, it seems like a superior oil as far as SFA, Mufa, Pufa Omega ratios and even smoke point. So why isn't the push? So why isn't it pushed more, especially in the keto world. We'd love to hear what you guys thinks. Cheers. Dwayne Lee,
Eric: 01:15 that's a good question. Good question. Really good question. I haven't even. Yeah, you got me thinking about it. You know, it's, it's amazing. I'm a big macadamia nut person. I mean, I eat the nuts and I love my avocado oil, my olive oil of course on. But Matt Macadamian oil. It's out there and I've used it a few times. It's a lot of times the voided because they're expensive and a lot of people. That's fine. That's what I was gonna say. That was my first reaction is Macadamia. So expensive. And I go through, I have macadamia nuts every day. OK. They're, they're absolutely my favorite name. Then you can blend them and put them on a salad and crush them up and whatever. But no, I think that's a great question because now we're talking about a super good mono unsaturated fatty acid is macadamias OK. Macadamia nut oil is fantastic is in fact, I'm positive that as far as a mono saturated fat goes, they are the highest, uh, as far as, OK, I'm higher than a avocado higher than all of oil.
Eric: 02:27 So you're going to get more mono unsaturated fat and that's, that's our healthy fats, Omega nine and, and, and even the ratio of Omega nine. And I'm positive about this is that to Omega six because that's your polyunsaturated fat that we've talked about. OK, that's a basically avoid that, but out of all the nuts macadamia out of the walnuts and almonds and cashews and stuff like that has the lowest omega six is. I'm in the nut itself to that. That's really good news and I think people just really got to get it out there and, and get to use and it's not real. Not a lot of flavor to it, but I don't think olive oil tastes that great either. I'm not a big, you know, not a lot of people are using their oils to add flavor in, in most people I rep, you know, most times you don't want to use it for cooking because you're saturated fatty acids or better.
Eric: 03:23 Uh, but on an, I do actually do some cooking with olive oil, avocado oil and avocado oil has a higher smoke point then Macadamian academia in the 400 and 500. But dwayne, you give me a good idea I think because I make my own manny's from avocado oil, but you gave me a great idea. I think I'm going to make it with Macadamian oil and uh, and see how that works. Sounds like we'll have to have a followup episode. Yeah, no, I think mack mack Macadamia Macadamian. It's the bomb. That was a good question and I think people need to start incorporating macadamian oil may make it in your salad dressing, cold use however you like it and some people don't cook with, with mono unsaturated oils and definitely not polyunsaturated oils. Don't cook with it, you know, of course avoid that at all costs. But I do, I do some cooking with some olive oil, avocado and Macadamia and seven, 400 small points.
Eric: 04:20 So no problem with it.
Chad: 04:22 It sounds to me like in most areas it is a superior oil. It's probably expensive .
Eric: 04:29 It has to be because you can make it in your fat bombs, you know, and you're cooking the cookies and different traits. Um, and I think maybe in our cooking or cooking and ketosis kitchen, we should make a couple, uh, a fat bombs, Macadamia oil, and then we'll send it out there. And Dwayne, you'd give it a try and give us a thumbs up or, or whatever.
Chad: 04:51 Absolutely. Get Laura experimenting with that a little bit. I don't think she said. Yeah, that's great. That's a good motivator. That was good. A good, good question actually. Yeah, absolutely. Thanks so much duane, and I want to thank you, eric, for biohacking with us today. No problem. And I want to thank all of you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your journey and live your life in Ketosis, be sure to check out biofitcoaching.com or biomet coaching on facebook. And until next time, stay keto.