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You're Probably Not Eating Enough: Macadamia Nuts

Posted May 27 2010 11:00am

Oh, the macadamia nut. One of the highest fat nuts out there. But that’s a good thing ! Macadamia nuts have quickly become one of my favorite snacks because of their high fat content. They’re so filling, just four or five of them satisfies me and tides me over until my next meal. They’re perfectly crunchy, creamy, and delicious.

Other great things about mac nuts: they’re a good source of thiamine and contain small amounts of phosphorous, selenium, calcium, and potassium.  Oh, and like other foods I’ve covered in this feature, they also have their own website: macnuts.org !

Like most other nuts, you can also find the macadamia nut in butter or oil form. I buy whole, raw, unsalted mac nuts in bulk from my grocery store. So now it’s time to TRULY go nuts!

  • Add crushed mac nuts to oatmeal for added texture and fat.
  • Throw some in your smoothie.
  • Make your own mac nut butter by food processing the raw nuts.
  • Sprinkle crushed mac nuts on your salad (or fruit salad!).
  • Mix them into the batter of almost any baked good!
  • Use them as a savory crust for fish or chicken.
  • Coat them in melted dark chocolate and shredded coconut and refrigerate for some delicious mac nut candy!
  • Add salt and roast ‘em for around 10-15 minutes at 250 degrees for a quick party app.

Macadamia nuts are pretty versatile, but what’s your favorite kind of nut?

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