Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/2/2009
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Citation: Kamal-Eldin, A., Moreau, R.A. 2009. Tree nut oils. Book Chapter in "Gourmet and Health-Promoting Specialty Oils", ed. by R. A. Moreau and A. Kamal-Eldin, AOCS Press, Urbana, pp 127-149.
Technical Abstract: The major tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio nuts, and walnuts. Tree nut oils are appreciated in food applications because of their flavors and are generally more expensive than other gourmet oils. Research during the last decade has provided much evidence that consumption of nuts has beneficial effects on coronary heart disease risk. Although there are many more publications about the health benefits of nuts than those on nut oils, well-designed studies have demonstrated the health benefits of several nut oils, including hazelnut oil, walnut oil, pine nut oil, and almond oil.