According to their legions of fans, macadamias are at the top of the nut pile thanks to their indelibly rich, buttery taste and wonderfully tender bite. Munch on these raw macadamias and see for yourself.
Although we most often associate macadamia nuts with Hawaii, they've only been growing there since the 1880s. The choice nut is actually native to Australia and is also nowadays grown in other hot spots around the world to keep up with the growing demand-and because macadamia trees are among the slowest to grow and the nuts are by far the toughest to crack. There's no machine harvesting, either; the only way to tell if the fruit is ripe is by letting it fall to the ground, after which the nut has to be "husked" within a day. That certainly helps explain their higher cost, as does their incomparably rich, buttery sweetness.
But macadamias are also rich in health benefits and even have a slight edge over olive oil as a source of good-for-you fats. Plus, macadamias have been shown to help in ramping up your metabolism for more effective weight loss. That's a lot of bang for your buck, any which way you look at it.
Natural Raw Macadamia Nuts
Product of Malaysia
Warning: Contains tree nuts. May contain occasional shell fragments. Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy products.
Serving Size: 28g (~1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
|Calories from Fat||180|