Discover the Benefits of Macadamias
Macadamias are a healthy nut to add to your diet. While they are high in oil; this consists of mainly monounsaturated oils and phytosterols. As a whole food they are rich in many essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and fibre; and may even prolong your life.
Because nuts come from plants, they naturally are free from cholesterol. Therefore replacing your animal based spreads (such as butter and some margarines) with nut butter can lower you dietary cholesterol intake.
Macadamias are a rich source of phytosterols; which have been scientifically proven to lower your blood cholesterol level if included in your diet.
Manganese + Minerals
This essential mineral is important for metabolism, and for the prevention of osteoporosis. Macadamias are a great source of Manganese, and also Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Selenium, and Phosphate.
Perhaps surprisingly - macadamia nuts are an excellent source of iron; which is important for maintiaing red blood cell production - preventing anemia.
Macadamias contain about 8% protein by weight.
Macadamias contain small amounts of vitamin-A, and vitamin E. Both these fat-soluble vitamins possess potent anti-oxidant activities, which serve to protect your body from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Thiamin + B Vitamins
While Thamine in the major B-vitamin found in Macadamias - it also contains Roboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Pantothenic acid.
100 g of macadamia provides 8.6 g or 23% of daily-recommended levels of dietary fiber