Celebrating National Macadamia Nut Month

February is the month of the macadamia. There is so much to know about these popular nuts, from their origination to potential health benefits. Check back each week this month for more fun facts.

Heather Carter, Associate editor

February 3, 2023

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There’s no denying the facts; nuts can be part of a healthy diet. Nuts have shown to be nutrient-dense foods rich in unsaturated fats, fiber and minerals. They may also help lower cholesterol and reduce the likeliness of coronary heart disease and inflammation (Nutrients. 2010;2[7]:652-682).

Though the world celebrates National Macadamia Nut Day on Sept. 4, the entire month of February is dedicated to macadamias.

Throughout the month, FBI will highlight some neat factoids about the popular nuts from the World Macadamia Organisation (WMO), an international nonprofit representing macadamia-growing countries, which is dedicated to educating consumers about the various benefits of these versatile nuts.

Did you know?

  • Macadamias are native to Australia, but they are grown on most continents. The largest producing countries are South Africa, Australia, China, Kenya, Guatemala, Vietnam, Malawi and Hawaii.

  • Macadamias are known as a superfood. They are abundant in good fats, vitamins and minerals.

  • Macadamia nuts contain a mixture of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutirents, which make the nut a great option for inclusions.

Check out the other posts in the series to learn more:

Heather Carter is the associate editor of Food & Beverage Insider at Informa Markets. She has worked in trade publishing for nearly a decade, covering a variety of topics, from tile to bedding. Reach her at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Heather Carter

Associate editor, Food & Beverage Insider

With over a decade of diverse professional experience under her belt, Heather has journeyed from the bustling world of local news reporting to the intricate realms of trade publishing. She has covered a wide array of topics, ranging from architecture and design to the food and beverage industry.

During her illustrious career, Heather also ventured into the realm of public relations, where she gleaned invaluable insights into the art of strategic communication and brand storytelling. Yet, her heart has always been anchored in the vibrant world of F&B, a passion deeply ingrained in her roots as the daughter of a seasoned chef. She has always held a profound appreciation for the role food plays in shaping cultures and connecting people.

With each story she tells, Heather seeks to illuminate the profound impact of food and beverage on people’s lives, celebrating its ability to evoke emotions, foster connections and weave the fabric of our shared human experience.

As Food & Beverage Insider's associate editor, she co-publishes a weekly news column, Business Bites, which showcases the latest industry news, highlighting key business updates, food and beverage innovation, industry events and more. Some of her other articles touch on important topics, such as ultra-processed foods, plant-based foods primed to change the food landscape, international flavors and ingredients, as well as better-for-you CPGs. She also frequently covers top trends at various industry events and has moderated first-of-their-kind education sessions at Informa events.

She can be reached at [email protected].

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