What makes macadamia nuts so special?
They have a sweet taste and are a rich source of energy. They are packed with numerous health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health and wellness. 100g also provides 23% of the daily-recommended levels of dietary fibre, 15% of niacin, 21% of vitamin B6, 100% of thiamin and 12% of riboflavin, all vital for metabolic functions.
They are gluten free so a healthy alternative for people with wheat gluten allergy and coeliac disease. They are also a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). Studies suggest that MUFAs in the diet help lower total as well as LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the blood, thus offering protection from coronary artery disease and strokes.
Macadamias are an excellent source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc. They contain small amounts of vitamin A and vitamin E. Both these fat-soluble vitamins possess potent anti-oxidant activities which serve to protect cell membranes and DNA damage from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Finally, the nuts carry no cholesterol.
So in summary, macadamias are brimming with essential minerals, vitamins and heart-friendly monounsaturated fatty acids.