Macadamia Madness!

February 8, 2022

Do you love rich buttery macadamia nuts? So do we!!! In honor of National Macadamia Nut Month, we’ve got some fun facts!

  1. Macadamia nuts are native to Australia! In 1881, William H. Purivs, a sugar plantation manager, brought them to Hawaii.
  2. Aboriginal People considered them a delicacy, and had many names for macadamias: “Jindill,” “Baupal,”, “Boombera,” and “Kindal Kindal.”
  3. Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, who identified and classified the tree, named it macadamia after Scottish scientist John MacAdam.
  4. It takes 300 lbs per square inch to crack macadamia nut shells, making them one of the strongest nuts.
  5. Unlike most other nuts, macadamias are not picked from the trees. They are harvested after they have fallen to the ground, a sign that they are ripe.
  6. The U.S. consumes 51% of macadamia nuts grown.
  7. Macadamias are naturally cholesterol free, and low in saturated fats.
  8. A one ounce serving of macadamia nuts contains 204 calories, 2 grams of protein and 58% RDV of manganese.
  9. Of all nuts, macadamias have the highest levels of monounsaturated fats (similar to those found in olive oil).
  10. Macadamias are the most expensive in the world, due to the slow, labor-intensive harvesting process.

Want to add some macadamia nuts to the mix? Here are some options!

Macadamias, 60% Whole Bulk

Macadamias, Halves & Pieces Bulk

Five Star Nut Mix® Bulk

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