Macadamia is known as the “Australian nut”, but is named after the Scottish chemist McAdam, who has cultivated and first described its beneficial properties. Macadamia is the most caloric nut, looking like something between walnut and hazelnut. The tree is reaching a height of 15 meters, with evergreen leaves. It grows mainly in Australia, Indonesia, New Caledonia and the Hawaiian Islands and is well known to the Australian aborigines for thousands of years. Indigenous population of Australia is taking macadamia as a valuable walnut and even sacred food.
Nutritional and health benefits of macadamia. There are nine species of this family, seven of which are toxic and inedible. The other two, however, are a real phenomenon among nuts, because they have really high content of monounsaturated fats. Regular consumption of macadamia nuts can reduce body fat to about 10%. This nut provides substantial amount of protein, fiber, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B.
According to a research macadamia has great importance in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, due to the large amount of sterols and amino acids. The price of this nut is quite high, but the benefits are proven – experts say that its consumption ensures younger skin, stronger bones, less headaches and much lower levels of bad cholesterol. Share this information with the specialists of your cleaning company London. They will be thankful.
By the way, macadamia is dangerous for dogs. In large quantities it can seriously harm them, so keep it away from your pet. You can also tell this to your domestic cleaning experts London.
Like every nut and macadamia is most useful raw. A small amount you can put in your morning muesli. It’s also well combined with white chocolate. Macadamia may participate in raw blocks with nuts and seeds.
What about you? Do you love macadamia?