Walnut oil vs. Almond oil
Walnut oil is rich in linoleic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, trace elements like selenium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. The high amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids is a prerequisite for beneficial health impact.
Almond oil is rich in oleic acid and linoleic acid, and it contains higher levels of them than even olive oil. It also contains vitamins: A1, B2, B5, C, E, trace elements like manganese, selenium, zinc, iron, phosphorus.
Both walnut oil and almond oil are widely used in cosmetics as carrier oils. They both have an emollient effect and exert a beneficial impact on dry and damaged skin. They act as natural moisturizers and are increasingly popular as ingredients in moisturizers, creams, soaps, in massaging, etc.
The walnut oil nutrition value is due to the high content of omega-3 acids, and helps in the efficient treatment of a number of widespread diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Lowering of bad cholesterol and overall cholesterol level is also achieved with walnut oil nutrition. Almond oil is also effective in terms of cholesterol reduction and lowering heart disease risks.
In cooking, both walnut oil and almond oil enjoy prominence, for flavoring salad dressings, sauces and cookies. They lend a delicious nutty flavor, but should not be used in high temperature cooking. With almond oil, there is yet another limitation: it contains cyanide and should only be used in moderate amounts. Sweet almonds oil is preferable for both health and cooking purposes. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid almond oil.