The macadamia nut is a very popularly consumed nut that is incredibly packed with notable health-benefiting nutrients. Botanically, the macadamia belongs to the family of Proteaceae, in the genus: Macadamia.
Scientific name: Macadamia integrifolia.
Health benefits of Macadamia nuts:
- -Macadamia nuts have a sweet taste and are a rich source of energy. 100g of nuts provide about 718 calorie/100g; one of the highest values among nuts.
- -100 g of macadamia provides 8.6 g or 23% of daily-recommended levels of dietary fiber. Additionally, 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.
- -Macadamias are gluten-free, and popular in the preparation for gluten-free diets and plates. It is used in the formula preparations for a healthy alternative in patients with wheat gluten allergy and celiac disease.
- -The nuts are rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty (MUF) like oleic acid (18:1) and palmitoleic acids (16:1). Studies suggest that MUF fats in the diet help lower total as well as 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 and zinc. 100 g nuts provide 3.6 µg of 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 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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