- They originate from Australia and were named after Hon. Dr. John Macadam, in 1857.
- They were first exported to Hawaii as a windbreak for sugar cane, in 1881.
- In 2015, South Africa was the leading producer of macadamias (48,000 tonnes) 30% of the global production.
- It takes 4 to 5 years for a tree to bear its first harvest, and only mature after 10-15 years.
- They have the hardest shell out of all the nuts.
- They have the highest amount of monounsaturated fatty acids out of all the nuts.
- A handful contains 31% of your daily Thiamine intake.
Thiamine (vitamin B1) is needed for the metabolism of carbohydrates.
- They are toxic to dogs.
- Their kernels are sorted into ten different sizes.
So next time you chew on these delicious nutritious nuts just remember they have some history and have gone through an intense sorting process.
Fortunately, you don’t have to crack this tough nut!
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