Macadamia Nuts – Nutrition
The Nutritious Mac – one of nature’s ‘Super Foods’ and widely regarded as the world’s finest nut. Tasty, high energy, packed with goodness!
Macadamia nuts are a major source of essential nutrients, including selenium, ellagic and phytic acids.
Macadamia Nuts have the highest monounsaturated fat content of all nuts, at levels even higher than that found in olive oil.
They assist with cholesterol reduction, reduce the risk of heart disease and confer a degree of cancer protection.
An important component is palmitoleic acid, associated with the prevention of stroke.
As well as being a source of protein macadamia nuts are high in dietary fibre and Vitamin E and contain a range of other health-giving vitamins and minerals.
A recent study indicated some protection against aging properties of free radicals created by environmental exposure to agents such as cigarette smoke, ozone and dietary sources.
Macadamia Nuts in Your Diet
Delicious as a snack. Medical studies have shown eating 6 – 20 macadamias a day will lower your blood cholesterol levels by 7% in 4 weeks.
Macadamia Nuts in Cooking
Macadamia Nut Shortbread
A great Christmas treat or present. Use your favourite shortbread recipe adding finely chopped macadamia nuts, make extra special by dipping in chocolate or top with a manuka honey macadamia nut before baking!
Macadamia Nut Butter on Toast
Needs nothing else, delicious and healthy. Try it with thinly sliced avocado on top.