Candlenut oil

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Candlenut oil or kukui nut oil is extracted from the nut of the Aleurites moluccanus, the candlenut or kuku'i. The oil contains 19% oleic acid, 41% linoleic acid, and less than 27% linolenic acid.[citation needed] Candlenut oil is light yellow, with an amber tint, and has a shelf life of 6–8 months.[1] Historically, it has been valued as an emollient, and is currently used primarily in skin care products.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Kukui nut oil". Archived from the original on August 3, 2005.