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One of Australia’s favourite exports, and the only nut native to Oz, macadamias are not only good for you, but particularly tasty as well! 

 

If like us you love your macadamias (83% of Aussies prefer macadamias to other nuts!) check out these ten interesting facts about Australia’s favourite nut.

  1. Go Natural macadamias are grown in Australia, mostly in northern NSW and south east Queensland

  2. Australia produces the most macadamias in the world, exporting to over 40 countries

  3. Macadamias are a tough nut to crack, with the actual kernel being encased in a brown shell, a husk, and a green external shell

  4. It can take 10 to 15 years for a macadamia tree to reach maturity, and it can continue producing for up to 100 years

  5. Mature nuts fall from the tree from March to September, when the nuts are collected with a harvester and taken to processing within 24 hours

  6. Drying can take up to 3 weeks!

  7. Macadamias have many health benefits and are an excellent source of protein, calcium, potassium, dietary fiber and antioxidants

  8. Macadamias help fight heart disease, support bone and gut health and do wonders for your hair, skin and nails

  9. Studies show eating 30g (about 15 nuts) everyday is associated with reaping the optimal health benefits of macadamias

  10. Macadamias are a Go Natural favourite, with several bars dedicated to them – Macadamia Dream and Macadamia Divine as well as a key component of Macadamia Apricot and Macadamia Hazelnut bars! 

 

Imagery and some information from The Australian Macadamia Society.
For more information please:

 

www.australian-macadamias.org