- Macadamia nuts have a sweet taste and are a rich source of energy. They are a very good source of phytosterols such as β-sitosterol. However, the nuts contain no cholesterol and are essential in the daily maintenance for optimum functioning. The nuts are a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty (MUF) like oleic acid and palmitoleic acids. Studies suggest that MUF fats in the diet help lower LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels in the blood.The Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fiber, MUF fats and antioxidants work favourably in maintaining healthy blood lipid profile and thus offer protection from coronary artery disease and strokes.
- Macadamias are an excellent source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium. Selenium is a cardio-protective micro-mineral and an important anti-oxidant cofactor for glutathione peroxidase enzyme. They contain small amounts of vitamin-A, and vitamin E. Both of these fat-soluble vitamins possess potent anti-oxidant activities, which serve to protect cell membranes and DNA damage from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
- Product of Australia
Nutritional Information (per 100g serve):
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