Macadamia Nut – Health and Nutrition
A common question asked of macadamias is “how can something that tastes that good also be so good for you?
Macadamia nuts contain 78 per cent monounsaturated fats and are high in protein, calcium, potassium, manganese and thiamin. They are also low in sodium and sugar and contain a significant range of vitamins.
Recent research into the effect of including macadamias in the diet demonstrated significant improvement in markers for oxidative stress, clotting tendancy and inflamation. Macadamias were also shown to be beneficial for those with high cholesterol levels and blood fats. Macadamias are also very high in dietry fibre.
A number of key sites, containing comprehensive macadamia nutritional and healthinformation, have been identified in the Information Key Sites section of this page.
Macadamia Nutritional and Health Information Key Sites
The health and nutritional benefits of macadamias are many and widely documented. We have identified the following sites as being amongst the helpful and informative:
- Australia’s Macadamia: The Healthy Nut (Australian Macadamia Society)
- Macadamia Research – (Nuts for Life)
- Nutritional Value (Nambucca Macnuts)
- Nuts for Life Provides advice on health advice, health research and other information concerning macadamias.
- The Nutritional Characteristics and Health Benefits of Macadamias (Agrimac)