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Macadamias: The more you know

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National Macadamia Nut Month may be winding down, but we're just getting started touting the versatility and healthy benefits of macadamias. Read on to discover more about their excellent fat profile and carbohydrate count—which makes them diabetes friendly.

In honor of National Macadamia Nut Month, Food & Beverage Insider is highlighting some neat factoids from the World Macadamia Organisation (WMO). The international nonprofit represents macadamia-growing countries and is dedicated to educating consumers about these versatile nuts.

Did you know?

  • Macadamias are diabetes friendly (Nutrients. 2017;9[11]:1271). The carbohydrate count is only 4 g per 28 to 30 g serving.
  • The WMO offers a brand partnership program—which is free to macadamia brands and retailers in North America—to build category awareness.
  • Macadamia oil boasts an excellent fat profile and a high smoking point (Agro Food Ind Hi Tech. 2018;29[6]:18-20).
  • Beyond the use of macadamia nuts in foods, macadamia oil is popular in beauty products such as lotions, cosmetics and hair products. That, of course, lends to consumer recognition.
  • Formulations are endless, and for nutrition-rich macadamia recipes, visit

Check out previous posts in the series to learn more about macadamia nuts:

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].

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