Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

By Irina Bright.

This article is part of our Health & Foods section

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Macadamia nuts are thought to have originated in the Australian rainforests where native people had consumed this food for thousands of years.

Macadamias are popular as a snack and as a confectionary ingredient. Macadamia oil is also used in cosmetic products.

At least 75% of the content of these nuts are made up of healthy fats, most of which are mono-unsaturated. (Ref. 1)

Some notable nutrients in macadamia nuts are: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin E plus calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and a lot more. (Ref. 1)

This nutrition may help us to gain more energy and feel generally better - both physically and mentally.

Written by:     Irina Bright
Original publication date:     2013
Republication date:     2020


1. USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory (2013). Nutrient data for 12131, Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw. Release 25. Retrieved June 4, 2013 from: