Our Macadamias are a healthy mouthful, rich in monounsaturated fats, carbs, fibre, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, thiamin.
When a healthy handful of macadamias (30g about 15 nuts) is consumed each day as part of a healthy diet, it may lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, oxidative stress and can assist in weight management.
Protein wise, 60g of Macadamias equals 75-100g of meat.
Plus antioxidants and without any cholesterol its no wonder raw macadamias have been awarded a 5 star rating – the highest possible under the Australian Governments Health Star Rating System see www.healthstarrating.gov.au
Macadamias are great for salads, roasts and casseroles, cakes, all manner of desserts, ice cream, gelato and of course as a quick snack: given their flavour profile and healthy character it’s no wonder macadamias are popular with nutritionists and chefs alike. For more healthy eating ideas check out www.australian-macadamias.org With 82% monounsaturated fatty acids, Macadamia Nut Oil has more of the good oil than olive (73%) or canola (63%) oils, which, given that soft buttery flavour and nutty nuance makes it perfect for salad dressings.
For more nutritional information check out www.nutsforlife.com.au a health education initiative from the Australian Tree Nut Industry.
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Nutrient content of natural Macadamias
|Nutrient||per 100g||Nutrient||per 100g|
|Energy (kj)||3080||Sodium (mg)||2.0|
|Protein (g)||9.2||Potassium (mg)||410|
|Fat, total (g)||74.0||Thiamin||1.2|
|Fat, saturated (g)||10.0||Iron (mg)||3.7|
|Fat, monounsaturated (g)||60||Zinc (mg)||1.3|
|Fat, polyunsaturated (g)||4.0||Copper (mg)||0.76|
|Fat, omega-3 (mg) as ALA||99||Magnesium (mg)||130|
|Carbohydrate, total (g)||7.9||Manganese (mg)||4.1|
|Carbohydrate, sugars (g)||4.6||Plant sterols (mg)||116|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||6.4||Total polyphenols16 (mg GAE)||156|