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Launching New Cold Pressed Virgin Macadamia nut oil - 12/10/12
Delighted to announce that I have launched the much awaited and acclaimed Cold Pressed Virgin Macadamia nut oil !
Please fnd some information below.

Macadamia Nut Oil Information. One of the healthiest oils in the world!   The following is relevant only to natural unrefined macadamia nut oil.  
  • Macadamia Oil has No Cholesterol
  • Perfect 1:1 ratio of Omega 3 fats
  • Perfect fatty acid profile
  • High in Omega 7, (Anti inflamitory)
  • High in Vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and flavonoids
  • High in anti-oxidants
  • High in amino acids e.g. glutamine, leucine, tyrosine, alanine
  • High in potassium
  • High in magnesium
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin E
  • High in Niacin
  • High in folic acid
  • Contains small amounts of manganese, copper, and zinc
  • Small quantities of pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and thiamine

  •      Quality of oil fats   

  • All studies and research conducted into macadamia oil have suggested that it has super health properties and it is a far superior oil than any other when looking at important properties like the quality of fats, burning temperature, and health benefits. To stay healthy and prevent the effects of aging, one must restrict omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, such as margarine, shortenings and salad oils made predominantly from corn oil and regular safflower and sunflower seed oil. Macadamia oil is a healthy alternative, as it contains monounsaturated fatty acid (the ‘good’ fat) and very little polyunsaturated fats. 

  • There is NO CHOLESTEROL in Macadamia oil and research suggest that the macadamia fats are the best at reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood stream.   

The table on the right indicates the most common edible oils ranked from worst to best by percentages of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids: Safflower regular 77%
Sunflower regular 69%
Corn Oil 61%
Soybean Oil 54%
Walnut Oil 51%
Sesame Seed Oil 41%
Peanut Oil 33%
Canola Oil 22%
Flaxseed Oil 16%
Olive Oil Extra Virgin 8%

    Smoke Point examples of unrefined oil  
Canola Oil - Unrefined 225°F 107°C
Safflower Oil - Unrefined 225°F 107°C
Sunflower Oil - Unrefined 225°F 107°C
Corn Oil - Unrefined 320°F 160°C
Peanut Oil - Unrefined 320°F 160°C
Olive Oil - Extra Virgin 320°F 160°C
Butter 350°F 177°C
Olive Oil - High Quality, Extra Virgin 405°F 206°C
Macadamia Oil 410°F 210°C
Avocado Oil 520°F 270°C

  Sources: American heart Association, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Robert Atkins, Australia Heart, Association, Fast Food Nation Schlosser, Food and Drug Administration (USA),US Department of Agriculture National Cholesterol Education program, Thin for Good – Pescatore.    

 All About Macadamia nuts ...................... Macadamia nuts come from macadamia nut trees that typically grow in tropical climates with volcanic soil such as Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand and South Africa. Macadamia nut trees were planted extensively in Hawaii as a harvesting crop in the 1900s. Since then, and has become an internationally acclaimed delicacy.

Macadamia nuts have had a bad reputation for a long time, mostly because they are high in fat. However, between 78 to 86 percent of the fat is monounsaturated (the good for you, heart-healthy kind of fat). Monounsaturated fat helps lower cholesterol and decreases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

In addition, macadamia nuts are one of the only food sources that contain palmitoleic acid (a type of monounsaturated fatty acid that may speed up fat metabolism, thus reducing the body’s ability to store fat).

Because of its high content of monounsaturated fat, macadamia nut oil is fast becoming a favourite among top chefs around the world. Not only is it healthier than olive oil and canola oil, but many people also believe that it has a better taste. In addition, macadamia nut oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which means that it can be cooked at higher temperatures without breaking down and losing its flavour. Additional benefits of macadamia nuts comes from their flavanoids (the same compounds that give red wine its healthful claim to fame). Flavanoids are compounds naturally found in plants. They help repair damaged plant cells and protect the plant from environmental toxins. When we eat these plants, our bodies turn the flavanoids into antioxidants. Antioxidants search for and destroy free radicals (destructive particles in the body that cause heart disease and other conditions). As a result, the flavanoids help lower blood pressure and protect against some forms of cancer.

Perhaps the best reason to enjoy macadamia oil is that, in addition to helping  to reduce cholesterol, they themselves are 100 percent cholesterol free. And, as if you needed any more convincing, macadamia nuts are a source of vitamin A, iron, protein (two grams per serving), thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. They also contain small amounts of selenium (an antioxidant), calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
Cold Pressed Virgin Macadamia Nut oil - 25/09/12
1st October sees the launch of my new cold pressed extra virgin Macadamia nut oil, one of the healthiest oils on the planet.
The oil will be available in my own designer 300 ml bottle and is perfect for salads as well as for cooking.
Healthier than Olive oil with higher Vit E, Higher smoke point ( for hotter cooking) and no Cholesterol, to name but a few of its benefits.
More details will follow, but please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.
Snow crab the movie ! - 29/08/12
Snow crab the movie, my latest production, looking at the award winning snow crab, from harvest to plate ! a little history at the Fortress of Louisbourg and some fun !
Lifestyle magazine new August issue - 20/08/12
Chatsworth Country Fair Aug 31-2nd Sept - 16/08/12
Link to this great annual event
Right Some Good link 26 Aug 2012 - 16/08/12
Right Some Good ! 26 Aug 2012 - 15/08/12
A fantastic dinner by candlight event in the Louisbourg Fortress !
I will be leading a Canadian culinary team at this stunning venue , and looking forward to every minute.
Please link below to check out the menu ........
Snow Crabs - 12/07/12
Just back from Producing, directing and presenting a short documentary on Snow Crabs in Nova Scotia Canada as well as the Louisbourg Fortress.
I will let you know as soon as the material and film is available ! 
Houses of Parliament ! - 29/06/12
Met the chancellor of the exchequer the Rt Honourable Mr George Osbourne this week at the Houses of Parliament. Mr Osbourne tasted my range of historic vinegars and liked the Ale Gar so much he took a bottle back to Number 11 Downing street !  
Heading off to the Houses of Parliament - 21/06/12
Delighted to be representing a "Taste of Worcestershire" (as the Worcestershire food Ambassador) and heading off to the Houses of Parliament next week. Hoping to raise awareness to MP`s and that of the Lord`s of the quality ingredients and wonderful producers the Worcestershire area can boast. Hopefully have a chat with Dave in the process !