Mahua Oil / महुआ तेल
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Anti-Inflammatory, wound healing capacities, similar to cocoa & shea butter, high amount of oleic acid, good for cholesterol control, comparable to extra virgin olive oil, emollient properties, good for massage for pains due to rheumatism and arthritis
Used for cooking, frying and as a salad oil, good for massage
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Indigenous to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Mahua Tree is considered the Tree of Life for the tribal communities of India as it provides food, fodder and fuel.
Mahua Butter (oil) has been used as a substitute for cocoa butter. The semi-solid Mahua Butter is also used for cooking and makes an excellent oil for salads. The Mahua butter also works as an emollient for skin disease, rhuematism, curing headaches, as a laxative and for piles.
Mahua Butter has a higher level of antiradical properties as compared to Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mahua Butter also has higher levels of natural antioxidants. Mahua Butter has about 37.4% of MUFA and 16.5% PUFA, thus likening it to olive oil and is found by nutritionists to be effective in control of coronary heart disease.
Mahua Butter helps in maintaining good Cholesterol levels.
One of the tribal communities of Gujarat put a clove of Garlic, with its cover intact, in the Mahua Oil container to counteract its slightly bitter taste towards the end. They also use Mahua oil in lieu of ghee for their cooking.
Mahua Oil can be used for cooking and frying.
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