In honor of National Macadamia Nut Month, each week Food & Beverage Insider is highlighting 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.
Check out some more macadamia nut tidbits below:
Did you know?
- Eating lipid- and protein-rich macadamia nuts can help maintain satiety (Int. J. Food Sci. 2021;56:5340-5351).
- Macadamias are sustainably grown because irrigation is not needed due to natural tropical environment.
- Younger consumers may be more open to “good fat” messaging than older consumers who have lived with the “fat is bad” marketing.
- Macadamias are sustainable. Instead of discarding the husk and shell, farmers use the husk as compost and shells are often burned as fuel in the factories.
- Macadamias are keto friendly.
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].