Hazelnut oil is another high oleic acid (66 to 85%) oil containing a littlelinoleic acid (up to 25%), a little palmitic acid (4 to 9%), and a little stearic acid (1 to 4%). It’s high in phytosterols – 1.2 to 1.4 grams per kg of oil – and Vitamin E (between 382 to 472 per 100 grams of oil) in the form of alpha tocopherol (about 88%). In fact, hazelnut oil is only second to sunflower oil in its Vitamin E content. Because of all this wonderful Vitamin E, hazelnut oil is slow to go rancid, despite all those double bonds in the oleic and linoleic acid, and can keep up to 1 year in a cool, dark place. (And it may act as a mild sunscreen, but don’t go making claims about that!)
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