Macadamia nuts are the most highly educated of the of all nut!
Ok that got us cracking! We don’t know how educated Macadamia nuts are, but we know a few fun facts and health benefits they surely possess. If those interests, you this post is for you! The macadamia nut is the most expensive nut in the world, with the hardest shell to crack. These exotic nuts are full of quality protein and have a rich, buttery flavor—making them ubiquitous in both the snack aisle and on dessert menus. Macadamia nuts are the fruits produced by macadamia trees; a species of evergreen trees indigenous to Australia. Macadamia nuts have other names in different parts of the world: they are also known as the Queensland nut; bush nut; maroochi nut; bauple nut; and Hawaii nut. The main reason is the slow harvesting process. While there are ten species of macadamia trees, only 2 produce the pricey nuts and it takes seven to 10 years for the trees to even begin producing nuts They’re only harvested five to six times a year, typically by hand. Macadamia nuts are not picked from the tree but are fully ripened when they fall and are then harvested. High on thiamine, vitamin B6, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, Macadamia nuts consist of a whopping amount of 9 percent fiber, 8 percent protein besides ample amounts of monosaturated fats. Regular intake of Macadamia nuts helps in preventing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Consumption of these nuts prevents formation of clots in the blood vessels and reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Macadamia nuts are a natural source of vital minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which play a major role in strengthening the bones.
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