There are 10 species of macadamia trees. Only 2 produce nuts, and it takes 7 years before they begin to grow. This slow harvesting process is the main reason they are so expensive.
These flowering trees originated in North East Australia and were called “kindal kindal” by the Aborigines.
British colonists renamed them after Dr. John Macadam.
If you need to include more healthy fats into your diet; it would be easy to do by snacking on a few macadamias several times a week.
Goodsam is a brand with integrity that offers unsalted, raw, organic macadamia nuts. You can easily make your own macadamia butter spread in a food processor and add in a pinch of Celtic sea salt and/or a splash of pure maple syrup.
Here are some of the many health benefits of adding them into your regular diet: heart healthy, antioxidant/helps prevent cancer, provides natural energy, improves bone health, promotes skin, hair, & nail health, helps improve memory, aids digestion, lowers LDL cholesterol, anti-inflammatory, builds muscle, promotes nervous system health, hydrating, boosts the immune system, and provides excellent support for type 2 diabetics.
The nutrition profile is: Vitamins A, E, & B6, zinc, selenium, manganese, thiamine, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, fiber, protein, omegas-3, 6, & 9 essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids.
They are cholesterol-free and sodium-free (unsalted brands). One ounce provides 2.2 grams of protein and 3.9 grams of carbohydrates.
Macadamia oil is an excellent moisturizer for skin and hair. Be Well and God Bless You.
By Jennifer Wimmer