Healthy Food Database

Tea Oil
A new type of cooking oil on the market otherwise known as Camellia tea oil, produced from the seeds of Camellia Oleifera and has been used for over 5000 years in the Asian region, where it is considered to be one of the healthiest oils around. Being extra virgin and cold pressed, it is full of flavour, as well as having a higher smoke point than olive oil. It is also rich in monounsaturated content and is lower in saturated fat compared to olive oil.
Camellia Tea Oil is claimed to be 97 per cent digestable unlike other oils that fall down as low as 60 per cent, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine is said to assist the spleen.
Tea Oil is also high in 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.
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.

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

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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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