What is macadamia?
Macadamia is a common plant originating in Australia, which has a brown hard shell, around 3 cm in thickness, milky white of kernels, and butter-like flavour. Today it has been imported and cultivated on a trial basis in several countries, including Vietnam.
Macadamia nuts contain many good fats needed to minimize bad cholesterol, increase the amount of good cholesterol, and help keep the cardiovascular system healthy and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.
Furthermore, macadamia nuts are one of the only food sources that contain palmitoleic acid, which effectively helps to burn fat, control appetite, and support weight loss. Macadamia nuts are also a great source of antioxidants and metabolism-necessary minerals that help promote your memory and skin health. Macadamia nuts are extremely good for pregnant women.
Protect And Promote Heart Health
The polyunsaturated fats present in macadamia nuts are healthy fats that have been shown to boost heart health, minimize bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol rates.
Macadamia nuts are cholesterol-free. In the kernel, the protein content is up to 9.2 per cent, including 20 types of amino acids, including eight types of amino acids that are essential for the human body. These substances help prevent blockage of the artery, which creates the risk of stroke.
There’s an amino acid called arginine in macadamia-it helps the blood vessels to be flexible. The antioxidants in macadamia also bring numerous benefits to your cardiovascular system.
People who have the habit of using macadamia nuts daily 10 – 15 can reduce the risk of heart disease by 50%. This number is significant because it will help you get rid of anxiety about this modern disease.
Macadamia nuts are healthy for women and children
As mentioned above, the crucial ingredient in macadamia is the unsaturated fat – mostly Omega 3, which is an essential fatty acid for children’s brain development as well as for the body’s metabolism.
Not only Omega 3, but macadamia nuts also contain a wide range of vitamins, essential elements such as copper, iron, manganese etc. which are critical for the development of stages of pregnancy and children.
Macadamia nuts are a great source of protein and fibre, which provide abundant energy source with high-calorie double compared to other nuts, ensuring that pregnant women have enough nutrients to deal with their emotions and prevent cravings for unhealthy snacks.
Pregnant women often eat macadamia nuts that reduce the risk of constipation during pregnancy and help to diversify their diet, consequently contribute significantly to protein delivery to the fetus.
Benefits For Diabetics
Macadamia nuts are one of the low-GI (Glycaemic Index) foods, which means that when you eat macadamia nuts, they will slow your blood sugar up in comparison with other foods. For this reason, it is incredibly healthy to use macadamia nuts for people with diabetes.
Macadamia nuts are also a great source of protein, fiber, and fat substance, creating a satisfying feeling for people with diabetes, avoiding the strong appetite for knacks, especially sweets, which can make people with diabetes at risk of getting worse.
Macadamia nuts are an excellent fibre source.
Fibre is a term used for carbohydrates that are resistant to digestive enzymes in the stomach and thus enter the gastrointestinal tract, where beneficial gut bacteria and physiological processes are promoted.
The fibre found in macadamia nuts is the cell-wall inside the kernel, with 100 g of macadamia nuts providing 8.6 g or 23 per cent of the recommended daily fibre level.
THE BEAUTY BENEFITS OF MACADAMIA
Besides the primary use of macadamia nuts for food, it’s also high in antioxidants, which is extremely good for beauty.
Macadamia nuts are appreciated because it contains about 22% of palmitoleic omega-7 acids ideal for the skin.
The older you get, the more Palmitoleic fatty acids in your body get depleted. Macadamia nuts are a way to supplement natural Palmitoleic and antioxidants to help delay aging, maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Macadamia nuts enrich the taste of food.
With the title “Queen of nuts,” macadamia has many uses in cooking to enrich the taste of dishes, especially cakes, salads of western-style cuisine.
Originating in Australia and then spreading to Western countries, macadamia nuts are quickly preferred on noble-family dining tables, used in luxurious meals due to the sweet, crispy flavor that intrigued people to consume.
Not only for raw use, but it is also cooked on dishes such as fried, coated with honey, mixed with soups to create new and exciting flavors that add value to the dishes.
Besides benefits for skincare, several renowned chefs worldwide frequently use macadamia nut oil due to a high boiling point, rich in antioxidants that deserve to be luxurious, user-friendly cooking oil.
In addition to the above factors, macadamia nuts are so costly because macadamia trees are inferior in productivity, just about one-third of other nut trees’ yield.
Macadamia has successfully grown in Vietnam, but its yield is still small, and the quality is uneven.
The first harvest takes 5-7 years for new trees, so that macadamia nuts are costly, but it is still one of the favorite nuts.
However, if you ever taste macadamia once, you’ll find that this is incredible food, which gets your money’s worth.
Where can I get the best quality macadamia nuts?
Maison Chance Social Enterprise currently supplies top-quality macadamia nuts from Dak Nong Province, which meets the sanitation and food safety requirements.