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Macadamia

macadamia inshell

General information

These are the fruit of a tropical tree and are called Macadamia Nut or Nut of Queensland. The tree reaches a height of between 6 - 40 metres and produces white-pink hermaphroditic flowers. Just two species produce fruits that are commercially relevant: Macadamia “integrifolia”, cultivated in tropical countries like Hawaii. Macadamia “tetraphilla”, grown in subtropical and temperate countries like South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The macadamia nut is composed of a kernel encased within a dark and strong shell. The favour is similar to coconut.

Health Benefits

Macadamias contain up to 88% monounsaturated fats that help reduce the level of cholesterol. Rich in oleic acid, their fat composition is similar to that of olive oil. Macadamias contain protein, fibre, folic acid, calcium and potassium.

Varieties

  • Dorado, Keaau, Keauhou, Waimanalo (Hawaii, South Africa, Central Africa)
  • Beaumont, Elimback (Australia)

Available:

INSHELL, SHELLED, DRY ROASTED, SMOKED, FRIED, COATED (Chocolate, Sugar, Honey), SPICED, BLANCHED, CHOPPED, SLICED, FLOUR, PASTES.

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