Macadamia nuts are the fruit of a tree that grows in Australia and is cultivated in Hawaii. Like all nuts, they are rich in nutrients, but also very caloric. The shell surrounding them is the hardest of any nuts.
Macadamia nuts are round with a sweet, creamy, slightly buttery flavor. This makes them a great ingredient in creams and masses added to sweet pastries.
This nuts contain large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, most of them monounsaturated, responsible for the proper functioning of the circulatory system and the reduction of LDL cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”). They also contain valuable elements: magnesium, copper, potassium, selenium, calcium and iron. They are rich in dietary fiber, contain protein, as well as vitamin E and B vitamins, especially niacin (vitamin B3), which supports our nervous system.
Oil is also pressed from macadamia nuts. You can use it cold for salads and emphasize the taste of cakes and cookies.
Composition : macadamia nuts
Nutritional value of macadamia per 100g
Energy value 3239kJ / 755kcal – 39% RWS *
Fat 76.08g – 109%
including saturated fatty acids 11.95 g – 60%
Carbohydrates 13.38g – 5%
including sugars 4.14 g – 5%
Protein 7.79g – 16%
Salt 0.01g <1%
* Food Reference Value
Macadamia nuts are perfect as a snack. Ground or crumbled, they are suitable for sweet cakes, creams, desserts and as an addition to muesli. Macadamia nuts also go well with stuffing and spreads for bread. They can be entirely used to decorate cookies and cakes. You can also coat them in chocolate or lightly toast, then they will gain a unique aroma.
Store in a dry and cool place in a tightly closed container.