This is a high quality oil extracted by a cold, virgin process in order to ensure that it retains all the unique nutritious qualities of the Tigernut itself. Tigernut oil was first used by Egyptians 4000 years ago in preference to olive oil. Indeed, it is generally considered a healthier alternative. Tasty and stable oil. High quality oil due to its extraction without adding any external heat (cold pressed oil). Highly recommended for cooking above other oils because it is more resistant to chemical decomposition at high temperatures. Furthermore, less fat is absorbed into the food as it creates a crust on the surface during cooking, preventing the oil itself being absorbed into the product. Provides daily minimum necessary quantity of polyunsaturated acids (10 gr). Possesses high quantities of gama-tocopherol (higher than olive oil). Makes it resistant to oxidation The oil is golden brown in colour and has a rich, nutty taste. Tigernut oil is also a fantastic component of beauty products. It has a high oleic acid content and low acidity, and so is excellent for the skin.