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Gevuina is a species pertaining to the Proteacea family, a native tree from the temperate rainforest of Chile, which produce a tasty nut which contains natural oil that has therapeutic properties. The nut is related to macadamia nut, contains about 12.5% protein, 49.5% oil, 24.1% carbohydrate, rich in fiber, minerals, amino acids, lipids, lipid soluble vitamins, sterols, highlighted by the correlation of the lipid profile and the structure of the antioxidant complex. The roasted seed can also be used as coffee substitute. The seeds contain high amounts of good quality oil, suitable for both food and for cosmetic applications.

Gevuina Oil Composition
Gevuina oil contains high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids (oleic, palmitoleic, linoteic, and linolenic), Vitamin E (a-tocotrienol), b-carotein, fitoesterols and a number of other amino acids. Gevuina oil has a light yellow color and soft aroma. The oil is cold extruded without chemicals and possesses unique physical and chemical characteristics that are beneficial in animal and human health. Gevuina Oil contains almost all monounsaturated fatty acid (80%) such as Palmitic acids or hexadecanoic (C16:1 ∆11), one fraction of vitamin E (α- tocotrienol) and sterols. The oil contains a very high content of Omega 7 (palmitoleic acid), that is rare in natural form. It also has a very high index of absorbance to UVB light (between 280nm and 320nm).


Composition of Fatty Acids ĖGevuina Oil (Chilean Hazelnut Oil)

Saturated Fat Percentage Common Name
Myristic C14:0


Palmitic C16:0 1.3  
Stearic C18:0 0.37  
Arachidic C 20:0 0.8  
Behenic C22:0 1.4  
Lignoceric C24:0 0.3  
Polyunsaturated Fats    
Linoleic C18:2 12.0

Omega 6

Linolenic C18:3 1.9 Omega 3
Monounsaturated Fats    
Palmitoleic C16:1 22.1 Omega 7
Oleic C18:1 47.4 Omega 9
Gondoic C20:1 5.4  
Erucic C22:1 6.9  

Gevuina Nut Oil contains 80% monounsaturated fat (healthier than Olive Oil). Gevuina nuts, like olive oil, are high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid believed to be beneficial in reducing cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats appear to lower serum cholesterol levels when total energy balance and percentage of energy from fat are maintained. The nuts are the only food to also contain significant amounts of palmitoleic acid, another monounsaturated fatty acid.

Benefits of Gevuina Oil

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Non-greasy feeling and gentle to the skin
  • Promotes lubrication
  • Penetrates skin easily
  • Helps maintain skinís water barrier functions
  • Resists rancidity


Natural Source of Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid)
Gevuina oil may help delay the sign of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Itís regenerative and restructuring properties moisturize the skin and help skin to maintain the normal cell structure. Gevuina Oil contains high amounts of palmitoleic acid - omega-7 fatty acid, which is also normally found in the human sebum. The production of sebum reduces as we age, that is why the use Gevuina oil is recommended as the oil contains great nutrient for dry and aging skin and may help to reduce fine lines. It is also known to be one of the best regenerative oils available. Its protective qualities with a high absorption rate have been successfully used as a healing aid for scars, sunburns, minor scratches and wounds.

Gevuina Oil is a preferred cosmetic ingredient for damaged and stressed tissues. It is an excellent based for lotion and can help protects and improves skin quality by leaving the skin feeling soft, supple, and more hydrated. Gevuina Oil a delicate lipid emulsion that can rapidly absorbs and penetrates the skin to deliver valuable nutrients to the various cellular functions without affecting the cell structures. It can be easily absorb and penetrate through the human skin without any toxicity and allergic reactions. No adverse reactions have been reported. Gevuina also heals dry lips and soothes and heal skins that are damaged by the sun, soaps, or other dehydrating substances.


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