Also known as the “Queensland nut”, Macadamia is one of the most desirable nuts in the world and originates in Australia. Macadamia tress are a member of the Proteacea family and typically grow up to 40 feet.

Macadamias are encased in a leathery, green husk that splits open as the nut matures. When the nut falls from the tree the husk is removed and the nuts are dried.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Contain high amounts of riboflavin (vitamin B-2), thiamine (vitamin B-1), magnesium and manganese which are excellent for controlling blood flow, preventing cramps and metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins and fats. (1)

 

  • Raw nuts particularly nutrient-rich and macadamias are high in oleic acid and omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid, the same fatty acid found in olive oil, which are good fats (HDLs) and can scientifically aid in weight loss as bad (low-density lipid) cholesterol is removed from the liver and significantly reduces cardiovascular disease. (2) (3)

 

  • Quite low in calories and saturated fat compared to other nuts, although saturated fat does not carry the health associated risks which have been falsely advocated to the public for marketing purposes. (4)

 

 

Macadamia Nuts Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 718
Calories from Fat 634
Total Fat 76 g 117%
Saturated Fat 12 g 60%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 5 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 14 g 5%
Dietary Fibre 9 g 34%
Sugar 5 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 9 % Iron 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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