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Camellia Tea Oil
Camellia tea oil is produced from the seeds of Camellia Oleifera and has been used for over 5000 years in the Asian region. With the highest concentration of monounsaturated fat, it is considered to be one of the healthiest oils around. It is a stable oil with a high smoke point and therefore suitable for cooking at high temperatures. It is claimed to be 97 per cent digestable. In traditional Chinese Medicine tea oil is believed to assist the spleen.
Tea Oil is a good source of Omega-9 fatty acids which may reduce inflammation in those suffering from arthritis.
Category: Oil
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy from health food stores and gourmet delis. For a list of stockists click the link on the logo.
To Store:
Store in a dark place in the pantry, as with other oils. Oil may become cloudy over time but is still fine to use.
Tips & Tricks:
With a light, nutty flavour, this oil can be sprinkled over egg dishes, polenta, mashed potatoes, pastas and risottos. Make a delicious salad dressing or use in soups, or even a few drops drizzled over roasted nuts tastes great.
Cooking Tips:
The high smoke point of this oil makes it perfect for use in stir fries, pan frying fish or roasting vegetables. For a delicious Lemon salad dressing, pour 3 parts cold pressed, extra virgin Tea Oil, 1 part lemon juice and season to taste, or substitute raspberry vinegar in place of the lemon juice for a different flavour.

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Aches & Pains
High Blood Pressure
Skin Conditions
High Blood Cholesterol
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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