Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic raw macadamia nuts
Allergens Tree nuts, packaged in the same facility as peanuts, milk, sesame, soy.
Country of Origin Africa

Delightfully sweet macadamia nuts are a wonderfully exotic nut packed with important healthy and nutritious minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Native to the dense subtropical rainforests of North Eastern Australia, today macadamias are grown in Australia, the Hawaiian Islands, Central America, Brazil and South Africa. A magnificent tree reaching 15 meters in height, macadamias mature and begin producing fruit after seven years.

Health Benefits

Hedonistically sweet and very “moreish”, macadamia nuts are crammed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Including macadamia nuts in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol

Reduced incidences of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease

Improved immune response due to antioxidants and copper lowers risk of cancer 

Healthier bones thanks to calcium and magnesium content

Balancing blood sugars helps ward off diabetes

Decrease risk of weight gain

Selenium content support thyroid function

Macadamia nuts lack the gluten gene making ground macadamia nuts a popular substitute for wheat flour in gluten-free diets.

Key Nutrition Details

Macadamia nuts are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams of macadamia nuts contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 36%

Carbohydrates: 10.5%

Protein: 14%

Total Fat: 253%

Dietary Fiber: 23%

Folates: 3%

Niacin: 15%

Pantothenic acid: 15%

Pyridoxine: 21%

Riboflavin: 12%

Thiamin: 100%

Vitamin C: 2%

Vitamin E: 1.5%

Potassium: 8%

Calcium: 8.5%

Copper: 84%

Iron: 46%

Magnesium: 32.5%

Manganese: 180%

Phosphorus: 27%

Selenium: 6.5%

Zinc: 11%

Interesting Facts

There are seven species of macadamia grown in the wild. Only two, however, are edible and cultivated. Here are some more fun facts about Macadamias:

Harvesting these nuts is easy, the nuts fall to the ground when ripe and they are collected on the ground

They are the world’s most expensive nut due to its small number of fruits each year and a very hard shell that needs to be cracked and discarded before sale

The poisonous macadamia tree species contain high levels of cyanogenic glycosides toxins, which trigger cyanide poisoning if eaten

They are poisonous to dogs

They have the highest calorie levels of any nut

A pressure of around 300 pounds per square inch is needed to crack a macadamia nut

The South American hyacinth macaw possesses a beak powerful enough to crack a macadamia nut

Macadamia trees can produce fruit for 40 to 60 years and live to more than 100 years.

Organic vs. Conventional

Conventionally grown macadamia nuts require the use of pesticides. Due to their high fat and oil content, nuts and seeds act like miniature sponges for these agricultural chemicals. Unfortunately, these chemicals tend to permeate the shells and work their way into the food chain. These are potentially damaging to both our physical health and the environment. Organic cultivation does away with pesticides and other potentially harmful farming practices. By going organic, you are not only making a healthy choice but also supporting more sustainable farming.

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

Where possible, select whole macadamia nuts. You can buy macadamia nuts shelled, unshelled, salted, roasted, or sweetened. Always keep unshelled macadamia nuts in cool, dry place where they should stay fresh for months. Keep shelled nuts, in your refrigerator in an airtight container. Freeze to prolong freshness for up to 12 months.

How to Enjoy

Most macadamia nuts are enjoyed raw. However, they make a sumptuous addition to your kitchen:

Add crushed or roasted macadamia to your favourite salads or desserts

Add lashings of chipped macadamias to your desserts, smoothies, protein shakes and ice cream

Macadamia nuts go brilliantly with muffins, biscuits and cookies, cakes and deserts

Try macadamia butter in sandwiches, salad dressings, sauces, particularly if your are gluten-sensitive

Macadamia oil is similar to olive oil so use it on meat and seafood stir-fry’s, salads, and roast vegetables.

Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic raw macadamia nuts
Allergens Tree nuts, packaged in the same facility as peanuts, milk, sesame, soy.
Country of Origin Africa

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
Related Products