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: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3653