Healthy Food Database
Macadamias are true nuts as each nut is encased in a hard outer shell. First found in Queensland in the mid 1800s, they were shipped to Hawaii. The Americans call them the Hawaiian nut. The macadamia is a large, creamy white, oily nut. Production in Australia is the largest in the world.
Because they are so hard to shell, macadamia nuts are often bought pre-shelled. Buy from a store where you can guarantee high turnover of product as shelled nuts deteriorate more quickly than unshelled. Similarly, roasted nuts deteriorate quite quickly. Buy raw nuts that are well-shaped and uniformly light in colour. Those available in vacuum-packed jars or cans will stay fresher longer.
Shelled nuts will keep well in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to two months. Unshelled macadamias will keep for up to one year at room temperature.
Tips & Tricks:
Unshelled macadamias can be opened with a special nutcracker designed for macadamia nuts.
One serve of macadamias is equal to about 10 nuts.
Roast your own macadamias in the oven by laying them on a baking sheet, sprinkle with fine ground sea salt and roast at 180C, turning regularly until they brown slightly.
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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