Did you know?

Did you know that macadamia trees provide:
  • Very nutritious food. Macadamia nuts, having:

    • similar nutritional value to olives!
    • the highest amount of monounsaturated fats of any known seed

  • Excellent tree root systems for soil conservation
  • Oxygen for the atmosphere and CO2 absorption and capture
  • A macadamia tree can start bearing fruit in 4 to 5 years,
    when mature provide 27-58 kg nuts/year*
    with a lifetime of 60 years or more. See video and www.fao.org reference
  • Slow burning of the hard shell produces high quality charcoal

* this figure refers to the mass of kernel and shell. Typical kernel mass is about 25% to 30% of the total.
Kernel harvest can be between about 12 to 15 kg per year and the amount of crop varies depending on growing conditions, moisture and kernel/shell separation process

Approximate nutritional information for 100 g (3.5 oz) of macadamia nuts and flesh of olive kernel:
(sourced and rescaled from tables at www.wikipedia.org)
percentages in ()'s are approximate Recommendation Daily Allowances for adults
Macadamia nutOlive kernel flesh
Energy 3,080 kJ (740 kcal) 3050 kJ (730 kcal)
Carbohydrates13.8 g 19.2 g
Sugars 4.6 g2.7 g
Dietary fiber 8.6 g16.5 g
Fat75.8 g76.5 g
*Saturated fat: 12 g10 g
*Monounsaturated fat: 59 g55 g
*Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5 g6.5 g
Protein7.9 g5.2 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. 20 μg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.275 mg (21%) 0.15 mg (10%)
Vitamin C 1.2 mg (1%)
Vitamin E 0.54 mg (4%) 19.1 mg (125%)
Vitamin K 7 μg (5%)
Trace minerals
Calcium 85 mg (9%) 260 mg (25%)
Iron 3.69 mg (28%) 2.5 mg (20%)
Magnesium 130 mg (37%) 55 mg (15%)
Phosphorus 188 mg (27%) 20 mg (3%)
Potassium 368 mg (8%) 210 mg (5%)
Sodium 7.8 g (500%)
Zinc 1.3 mg (14%)

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