Macadamia nut nutrition facts
Sweet, delicious and flavorful macadamia nut is one of the popular edible nuts packed with notable health-benefiting nutrients.
Macadamia is native to the East Coast rainforests of North Eastern parts of Australia.
Macadamia tree reaches to about 8-10 meters in height. In general, it achieves maturity and begins to produce fruit at around the age of fifth year of plantation During each summer, the tree bears elongated chains of attractive cream-white colored flower racemes, which subsequently develop into tough shelled, round to spherical shaped fruits with a conical tip
Macadamia nuts have sweet taste and are rich source of energy. 100 g of nuts provide about 718 calorie/100 g, which is one of the highest calorific values among nuts.
These nuts are packed with numerous health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health and wellness.
100 g of macadamia provides 8.6 g or 23% of daily-recommended levels of dietary fiber.
The nuts are rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty (MUF) like oleic acid , and palmitoleic acids . Studies suggest that MUF fats in the diet help lower total as well as LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the blood.
Macadamias are an excellent source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
100 g nuts provide 3.6 µg of selenium. Selenium is a cardio-protective micro-mineral and an important anti-oxidantthe nuts are also rich in many important B-complex vitamins that are vital for metabolic functions.
100 g of nuts provide 15% of niacin, 21% of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), 100% of thiamin, and 12% of riboflavin.
Macadamia easily blends with sweet delicacies. Roasted, crushed macadamia often sprinkled over salads, desserts, sweets, etc.
Sprinkle chips and halves over desserts, particularly sundaes and other ice cream based recipes.
They are widely used in confectionery, as an addition to biscuits, sweets and cakes.
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