Macadamia Nuts

MacadamiasThe nuts are valuable food crop. Only two of the species; Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia teraphylla are grown commercially. Macadamia integrifolia is native to southern Queensland where it grows in the rain forest and close to streams.

The remainder of the genus possess poisonous and/or inedible nuts, such as M. whelanii and M. ternifolia; the toxicity is due to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides. These glycosides can be removed by prolonged leaching, a practice carried out by some Indigenous Australian people in order to use these species as well.

Macadamias are characterized by their crisp texture, delicate flavour, versatility of use and long shelf life. They are a nutritious snack and used for baking.

They have the highest amount of beneficial monounsaturated fats of any known nut.?They also contain protein, carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

Vitamin: B1

Minerals: Calcium, Phosphorus, potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Iron

Community Foods stock organic Macadamia nuts from Australia.