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Why are Macadamia Nuts so Good?

Macadamia nuts are delicious! They’re a softer nut that’s round and light in colour. They have a lovely buttery flavour, and naturally creamy texture with a slightly sweet taste. They’re great to eat raw or roasted, added to a recipe, and even enjoyed as a beverage!

Why are Macadamia Nuts so Nutritious?

Not only are macadamia nuts tasty and versatile in what you can use them for they’re also good for you. Because they have a high nutritional value, a single serving of these nuts can help boost your health. This makes them an unsung superfood! There are numerous ways for you to enjoy their nutty goodness. You can eat macadamia nuts in their natural form or purchase them as flour, milk, oil, or butter.

 5 Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts:

  1. Good source of dietary fibre.
  2. Packed with vitamins, for example, B6 and E.
  3. Lots of good minerals, like, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
  4. Rich in good health-boosting monounsaturated fatty acids.
  5. Contain flavonoids that convert to antioxidants.

 Where do Macadamia Nuts come from?

Omello’s Macadamia nuts come from local South African farms. Currently, South Africa is the world’s biggest producer of macadamia nuts. Other countries that are key growers and exporters of these nuts are Australia, Kenya, Mainland China, and the Netherlands. The main importers are the USA followed by China, Germany, Japan, and the Netherlands. These countries buy roughly three-quarters of all available nuts. South Africa is known to have high-quality nuts which is why there’s a worldwide demand for them.

How are Macadamia Nuts Harvested?

It takes about 5 years for a macadamia nut tree to start to yield a harvestable crop of nuts. Peak yields happen when trees are between 15 and 20 years. This means that they are not a fast-growing crop. However, once established they can be a rewarding tree to farm.

In South Africa, the most popular type of cultivar is the Beaumont variety. It has a reputation for being a hardy tree with a high yield. Macadamia nuts do not fall from their tree. Instead, they need to be harvested. There are various ways of harvesting the nuts off a Macadamia tree, The two main methods are to handpick them or use a harvesting machine to shake the nuts from the tree.

Omello Macadamia MilkWhy Drink Omello’s Macadamia Nut Milk?

Our Macadamia nut milk has been crafted so that it has a texture and taste close to that of animal milk. It’s lactose-free milk and plant-based, which means it’s suitable for those with restrictive dietary requirements to use. By adding date syrup to our milk, we augment the nut milk’s taste in a healthier way that doesn’t cause sugar spikes. This makes it ideal to add to lunch boxes, and so Omello’s Cocoa Macadamia Nut Milk with Date Syrup has become a much-loved healthier treat!