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Macadamia

Posted by yenn on Saturday 20 April 2019

 

Macadamia- the tasty round nut! It is such a crowd-pleaser to those who love nuts. It is described to have a buttery flavour, and is considered as one the finest nut in the word! The reason why it is such a popular choice among people is definitely because of its superb health benefits!

 

Top benefits of macadamia nuts

 

1. Lower heart diseases

Can a food that is 75% fat good for you? (WHAT?!) The answer is a big yes! Just like any other nuts, macadamia is high in good fats, it is even claimed as the highest fat containing nut, which is why it is healthy for you. Macadamia is reported to have the ability to lower bad cholesterol (LDL). In addition to that, consuming macadamia nuts on a regular basis may lower the risk of having heart failure or diseases, keeping your health on track.

 

2. Protects the brain

Macadamia nuts contain vitamin E also known as tocotrienols. Believe it or not, this amazing compound can protect the brain cells and may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Now go and eat some macadamias!

 

3. Protect the bones

Other than that, macadamia can protect your bones and teeth, keeping them strong and healthy! Minerals such as phosphorus, manganese and magnesium aids in bones and teeth mineralization. Needless to say, our bones structures deteriorate with age. With the help of minerals found in macadamia, your bone structures can be regenerated in no time!

 

4. Stave off hunger

We bet you didn't know macadamia nuts are high in fiber, protein and good fats. With these combined, it is sufficient to make a person feel full! The good fat takes longest to digest, while protein and fiber help prevent large blood sugar changes that can make a person feel hungry. Hence, satiety is increased and you will eat less!

 

Most importantly, macadamia nuts are inevitably SO delicious!

*one serving of macadamia nuts contains around 12 nuts

 

Now, get familiar with these macadamia recipes because once you have tried our macadamia nuts, you can’t stop eating them!

 

Chocolate coated Macadamia Balls

Recipe credits to https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/chocolate-coconut-balls-recipe-1913124

 

Macadamia Nuts Mini Loaves

Recipe credits to https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/macadamia-nut-mini-loaves/

 

 

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have slightly crisp edges with soft and chewy centers. Loaded with extra white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, these are guaranteed to be your new favorite cookie!

Recipe credits to https://www.livewellbakeoften.com/soft-chewy-white-chocolate-macadamia-nut-cookies/

 

Of course, if you don't have the time for these fancy recipes, macadamia tastes just as wonderful just as it is. You definitely should try some macadamias today and you won't regret your wise choice!smiley

 

However....

Do take note that people with nut allergies should also avoid macadamias. Also, because of its high content of phosphorus, people with kidney disease should also stay away from macadamias.  Other than that, you're good to go and grab some macadamias!

 

H A P P Y E A T I N G! laugh

 

 

Information credits to:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324233.php

https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/15-benefits-uses-macadamia-nuts/

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/macadamia-nut-mini-loaves/

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