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.
Go Natural macadamias are grown in Australia, mostly in northern NSW and south east Queensland
Australia produces the most macadamias in the world, exporting to over 40 countries
Macadamias are a tough nut to crack, with the actual kernel being encased in a brown shell, a husk, and a green external shell
It can take 10 to 15 years for a macadamia tree to reach maturity, and it can continue producing for up to 100 years
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
Drying can take up to 3 weeks!
Macadamias have many health benefits and are an excellent source of protein, calcium, potassium, dietary fiber and antioxidants
Macadamias help fight heart disease, support bone and gut health and do wonders for your hair, skin and nails
Studies show eating 30g (about 15 nuts) everyday is associated with reaping the optimal health benefits of macadamias
Imagery and some information from The Australian Macadamia Society.
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