Macadamias: The more you know

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.

Heather Carter, Associate editor

February 24, 2023

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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].

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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