Organic macadamia nuts! Macadamia nut is a small white nut filled with nutrients such as amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. It contains as much as 76% fat, with predominantly omega 7 fats, which are considered healthy.
But that's not why a raw foodie likes macadamia nuts, is it?
No, it's because they're so great to make desserts with, of course. With a little water (how much depends on how thick the cream should be), a little agave or yacon syrup, a little vanilla powder and possibly with some seasoning (eg cocoa powder / carob) that you run in the food processor, you have a perfect cream to serve with fruit salads / chocolate mousse / pastries.
What are macadamia nuts?
Macadamia nut is a small white nut filled with nutrients such as amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. It contains as much as 76% fat, with predominantly omega 7 fats, which are considered healthy. It is considered to have an effect on obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. Due to its hormone-like effect, it helps to regulate body weight. It is also believed to increase insulin sensitivity, lower cholesterol and prevent fat accumulation in the liver.
Thanks to the macadamia nut's high content of vitamin E, it also reduces inflammation. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) as it also contains affects the metabolism, nervous system and increases concentration. Macadamia nuts also contain a high content of iron, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
Where to find macadamia nuts?
You will find it on 12-18 meter high trees in subtropical areas. Originally, macadamia nut originated in Australia, where it is also called Queensland nut, after the area in which it was discovered. Today, it is grown in plantations throughout Australia but also in parts of Africa and South America.
How are macadamia nuts used?
What can you do with the nuts besides eating them as they are or chopping them and sprinkling them with chocolate? If you make your own health bars / nut bars at home to take with you to the workout, you can try bringing a couple of macadamia nuts or sprinkle them in the muesli, yoghurt or use for baking bread and cooking. It can also be mixed with other nuts or seeds, if you want a mix of nutrients.
NOTE! Keep the nuts cold
Store the nuts dry and cool in the fridge and they will also last a long time. However, if you are allergic to nuts, you should also be careful with macadamia nuts. Otherwise, this little Australian nut is amazing. So small but oh so energetic and full of nutrition!
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