A taste of down under
While macadamia nuts are often associated with Hawaii, they’re actually native to the rain forests of Queensland, Australia. Macadamia nuts (sometimes called Queensland nuts) are named after botanist John Macadam, who first described the tree’s genus. Though they are grown throughout the world, Australia remains the world’s largest grower of macadamia nuts, producing approximately 40,000 tons of in-shell nuts per year.
- There are numerous species of macadamia nuts, however only two are edible.
- Macadamia nuts have the highest amount of beneficial mono-unsaturated fats of any nut.
- A one ounce serving of plain dry roasted macadamia nuts is an excellent source of manganese (45% DRV) and a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1).
See nutrition information for fat content.
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- USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010), www.ars.usda.gov
- Nutrition labeling of Food, Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 101.9, Release date April 1, 2010