MACADAMIA NUTS - Gluten Free
MACADAMIA NUTS - Gluten Free
These cream colored, buttery flavored Macadamia Nuts are the perfect addition to any chefs recipe. Macadamia trees were first cultivated in Australia in the 19th century by a chemist after whom the tree was eventually named. Prized for the trees visual appeal, the nuts were originally ignored due to the difficulty in cracking the extremely hard nutshell. Macadamia Trees were first brought to Hawaii in 1881-82 and with the islands perfect growing conditions and volcanic soil the trees thrived. They are now grown as a cash crop in Hawaii. These trees live for a very long time; some trees in Queens land are 150 years old. During the summer, each spray of 40 to 50 flowers on the Macadamia Tree product 4 to 15 'nutlets' that will ripen into large clusters of nut flowers. In six months of development on the tree, the nuts fall to the ground. During processing, the soft husk is stripped from the hard shell surrounding the Macadamia kernel. Macadamia Nuts are high in mono-unsaturated fats and have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure by reducing harmful cholesterol levels. The flavor profile of a Macadamia Nut is sweet and buttery. Our Macadamia Nuts come raw which allows for greater versatility. Macadamia Nuts can also come from Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Costa Rica.
Macadamia Nuts. (Contains Tree Nuts)
This delicious nut is so versatile it may be used in everything from confections, cookies, breads main entrees and sidedishes. Banana Macadamia nut bread, chocolate graham toffee bark, cream cheese and Macadamia nut cookies, Macadamia and ginger stuffing, Macadamia parmesan sole, and nut crusted pork tenderloin are just a few recipes that you can experiment with using this versatile nut.
Recommended Preparation Instructions:
Macadamia nuts can be toasted or used raw when cooking. To toast, arrange the nuts in a single layer, on a large, flat pan. Sauté over low heat 12 minutes. Keep the nuts moving so as not to burn.
Macadamia Nuts are native to Australia. They were brought to Hawaii in 1882 where the trees thrived in the volcanic soil; they are now grown as a cash crop. Macadamias have a very high oil content and most nuts are sold pre-roasted. They have a sweet and buttery flavor and come raw which allows for greater versatility.
Color: Beige to light yellow.
Flavor: Sweet, buttery flavor.
Size: Whole kernels approximately ¾ inch in diameter.
Heat Level: N/A
Contains Tree Nuts.
Packaging & Storage
Shelf Life: 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).
Packaging: Poly bag in box.
Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.
About Nutritional Information
Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.
|Serving Size about 15 pcs. (30g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 220||Calories from Fat 210|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 23g||35%|
|Saturated Fat 3.5g||18%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|