Cathy Isom is celebrating a buttery rich nut that is worth going nuts for. That’ coming up on This Land of ours.
Today is National Macadamia Nut Day. Macadamia nuts have a rich, buttery, taste. They are known by many to be one of the most delectable of all nuts. They originated in Australia and are named after physician and chemist John Macadam who encouraged the cultivation of the nuts in Australia.
Macadamia nuts are grown on trees resembling large evergreens. They grow 30 to 40 feet high. Although they are native to
Australia, most of today’s world supply are grown in Hawaii. They were first commercially grown there in 1921. A few other places such as Indonesia, South Africa, Central America, and California, also cultivate some of these tasty nuts.
Macadamia nuts are delicious when eaten raw. Also when used in baked goods – especially cookies.
They are also know for their health benefits. Like many nuts, Macadamias are a rich source of energy high in dietary fiber. They are also an excellent source of minerals and many important B-Complex vitamins.
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