Cedar nut oil, Calories, benefits and harms, Useful properties

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This is a truly unique and environmentally friendly plant product
that cannot be synthesized artificially. There are no analogues of this oil
in nature. In terms of taste, nutritional and health
improving properties, cedar oil is practically unmatched. It is considered a delicacy
and its striking taste and delicate nutty smell leave no one
indifferent.

This amber-yellow oil is obtained from
Siberian cedar nuts by cold pressing.

How to choose

It is worth buying cedar nut oil only for the first cold pressing. Moreover
, this product should have a rich amber-yellow color.
The taste and smell of the oil is not very sharp, but in the aftertaste you can feel a
well-expressed taste of nuts.

Try to buy oil in a small bottle, because after
opening and first contact with air, the shelf life of the oil decreases.

Checking the quality of a product is easy enough. Pour some
oil onto a china or glass plate and rinse it off with plain cold
water. A high-quality plant product will wash off without difficulty, and the saucer
will creak.

How to store

After the first use, you can store the oil in the refrigerator in
a glass bottle with a tightly closed lid.

In cooking

Cedar nut oil has excellent taste. It is perfect
for dressing soups, salads, vegetable dishes, cereals, cereal side dishes,
hot and cold appetizers. The butter goes well with cheeses
and fruits.

When preparing sweet cereals with the addition of pine nut oil
, you can put less sugar, since the oil itself is sweetish.

Pine nut oil also imparts a unique flavor to desserts
and baked goods.

But remember that you should not subject the oil to heat treatment,
as this product loses its unique healing properties when heated.

In addition, contact of pine nut oil with metal is undesirable.
It triggers the transition of
unsaturated fatty acids to saturated ones,
which greatly reduces the antioxidant properties of this
oil.

Caloric value

The calorie content of pine nut oil per 100 grams is 898
kcal.

Nutritional value per 100 grams:

Proteins, g Fats, g Carbohydrates, g Ash, g Water, g Calorie content, kcal – 99,9 – – 0,1 899

Useful properties of cedar nut oil

Composition and presence of nutrients

Cedar nut oil is a true natural storehouse of biologically active
nutrients. This oil contains
Omega-6 linoleic acid
(46.1%), pinolenic acid (20%), Omega-9 oleic acid
(25.1%), as well as saturated fatty acids – palmitic,
eicosanic , stearic.

Cedar nut oil contains phytosterols, essential oils,
lecithin, carotenoids, vitamins E, B2, B1, B3, D, micro- and macroelements
– magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, iron, copper,
manganese, iodine …

Useful and healing properties

Pine nut oil has a variety of medicinal properties
and is well absorbed, thanks to which it can be successfully used
as a complete product in vegetarian
cuisine. Thanks to its unique composition, this herbal product is
now used in the prevention and treatment of a number of diseases.

Among the useful qualities of this product are antifungal,
antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, antiviral,
regenerating, expectorant, restorative properties.

It is worth noting that
high-quality pine nut oil surpasses most
oils in terms of the content of useful vitamin E. For comparison, this oil contains 55 mg of vitamin E
per 100 g, sunflower oil – 41.08 mg, olive oil – 14.35 mg.

Experts say that cedar nut oil can easily replace
any of the vegetable oils, but this oil itself is completely
impossible to replace with anything.

Vitamin E helps to significantly slow down the aging process of cells
and protect the body from free radicals, preventing the development of
cancer, has a beneficial effect on the reproductive system, and
also normalizes the hormonal background.

Thanks to polyunsaturated acids, pine nut oil thins the
blood, increases the elasticity of blood vessels, improves blood composition, and
also helps prevent the formation of atherosclerotic plaques
and blood clots, and lowers cholesterol levels. This oil is very useful to
regularly use for the prevention and treatment of angina pectoris,
atherosclerosis,
varicose veins, anemia, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular
ailments.

Pine nut oil is able to remove toxins,
salts of heavy metals, as well as radionuclides from the body , therefore
its constant use is useful for people living in unfavorable
ecologically places or working in hazardous industries.

This oil also normalizes the acidity of gastric juice and is used
for the
treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Cedar nut oil restores the functions of the
prostate and liver. Its use is effective in the
treatment of cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholelithiasis. The oil of
this nut can be effectively used in the treatment of ailments of the
respiratory system, bladder and kidneys, diseases of the endocrine system
(diabetes, hormonal disruptions, iodine deficiency states).

Pine nut oil can be used as a remedy
for the treatment and prevention of polyarthritis, gout,
articular rheumatism and rickets.

It is also useful for pregnant women and babies who, due to the
intake of this herbal product, improve their appetite, immunity
and normalize sleep.

Cedar nut oil has wound-healing and bactericidal properties,
due to which it can be used in the treatment of diseases and
skin lesions – psoriasis,
neurodermatitis, eczema, diathesis, seborrhea, trophic ulcers, frostbite,
burns, bedsores, etc.

The oil can be effectively used in the prevention and treatment of
immunodeficiency. Its regular use has a general strengthening
effect, restoring energy tone, increasing physical
and mental performance. In addition, pine nut oil
will help eliminate fatigue syndrome, improve mood, relieve
headaches and cope
with insomnia.

Use in cosmetology

The use of cedar nut oil in the daily diet keeps the
skin elasticity and youthful, has a beneficial effect on the growth of hair and nails. Oil
of cedar nuts has a positive effect at elevated
peeling and dryness of the skin, most deeply nourishes it.

This oil is perfectly absorbed into the skin, providing the following effects:

  • softens, tones, moisturizes and refreshes;
  • improves complexion, increasing skin firmness and elasticity;
  • promotes effective exfoliation of keratinized cells of the
    upper layer of the skin;
  • soothes, relieving itching, swelling and redness after allergies;
  • delicately removes impurities (dust, cosmetics), so it
    can be used to remove makeup, especially from areas
    near the eyes;
  • nourishes hair, restoring shine and elasticity, eliminating
    hair breakage and dandruff;
  • can be used for gentle care of baby skin of babies;
  • used as a
    tanning agent protecting the skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays;
  • can be used as a base for aromatherapy oils.

Among other things, pine nut oil
can be added in a few drops to creams, balms and masks to rejuvenate and moisturize the skin.

Dangerous properties of cedar nut oil

Cedar oil has almost no contraindications for use,
both for food and for medicinal purposes. You can not use
this oil internally and externally only with individual intolerance.

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