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Oh!Nuts (RAW) Macadamia Nut Review

Posted Jan 24 2010 12:41pm

First, I’d love to thank www.nutsonline.com for sending me samples to review, and for sponsoring a contest so y’all can try some, too!

Raw Juice Girl is excited to bring to you:

Raw Macadamia Nuts

NutsOnline raw macadamia nuts

If you’re afraid that macadamia nuts do nothing but make you gain weight, you may be misinformed.

Let me share with you what a powerful and healthy food these nuts are…

Macadamia Nuts Health Benefits

 
Health Tips (from the site):

1. Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fatty acid ("good" fat), which can help reduce overall cholesterol levels. Eighty percent of fat in macadamia oil is monounsaturated – six percentage points higher than olive oil, which checks in at 74 percent.
2. Macadamias contain flavenoids (a phytochemical) and tocopherols (vitamin E), which are potent antioxidants and can help protect against cancer and heart disease.
3. Unsalted macadamia nuts contain no cholesterol and are low in sodium and saturated fats.
4. Macadamias contain vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and iron. 5. The macadamia nut is one of the few foods that contain palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. In a recent study, indicators suggest the palmitoleic acid may actually aid in fat metabolism, possibly reducing stored body fat.
6. Macadamia nut oil contains Omega 3, known to reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
 

 

Nutritional Information

nutrition information for raw macadamia nuts, NutsOnline

 

Check that out! Do you see that carb watchers? With the 3 grams of fiber, each serving only has ONE carb! Woo hoo! ;-)

And don’t stress over the fats – those are healthy fats and our bodies need ‘em to thrive!

These raw macadamia nuts were SO delicious!

Let me tell you how I enjoyed these yumilicious babies:

  • by the handful
  • on top of raw veggie salad
  • with Greek yogurt

birthday lunch, raw spinach, macadamia nuts, frozen blueberries

heirloom lettuce salad, macadamia nuts, spinach, blueberries, avocado, celery, carrots

 

spinach salad with macadamia nuts, hemp seeds, peas, bell pepper, tomatoes, coconut oil

I also shared some. I was so sad to see the bottom of this bag. Of course, when I stock up on macadamia nuts again, I’m going to use them for raw dessert recipes and get really creative. :-)

About Oh!Nuts – The Company

 

Oh!Nuts is a family-owned company – and has been since the early 1900’s.

 

In 1929, on the brink of the Depression, our father and grandfather “Poppy” Sol took a bold step. 22 years old, he had already worked fulltime for 10 years to support his family. Yet he was ambitious, and wanted to live the American Dream and make the lives of everyone around him better. So, donning his best of suits and an assured smile on his face, Sol walked away from the bank with a loan to start his own business, the Newark Nut Company. The rest is history.

 

Wow, way to go Poppy! See what can happen when you’re determined, y’all?!

Their Mission Statement

Establish NutsOnline as the premier purveyor of the finest nuts and dried fruit in the world while maintaining our uncompromising principles as we grow. The following six guiding principles will help us measure the appropriateness of our decisions:

  • Provide a great work environment and treat each other with respect and dignity.
  • Embrace diversity as an essential component in the way we do business.
  • Apply the highest standards of excellence to the purchasing, roasting, and fresh delivery of our nuts.
  • Develop enthusiastically satisfied customers all of the time.
  • Contribute positively to our communities and our environment.
  • Recognize that profitability is essential to our future success.

 

Sounds fantabulous to me. Great work for sure!

Pros

I love that these macadamia nuts came in a resealable bag, making it easier for storage and future use.

I love that these are whole, good-sized macadamia nuts, and not small ones.

I love that there’s a TON of uses for these yummy nuts. Even if you wanted to roast ‘em, you could.

Want your own macadamia nut butter? Grind yourself some of these raw macadamia nuts and you’ll have raw macadamia nut butter, freshly made!

These raw macadamia nuts are KOSHER – for those of you who find that important.

Honestly, what’s not to love about a giant raw macadamia nut that’s loaded with nutritious health benefits? ;-)

Cons

The biggest con I try to look out for when writing reviews (other than if it’s honestly a healthy/worthy product – and these are) is cost. I realize price is a huge factor for most of us, and is the biggest reason people tend to shy away from raw foods.

This 1 pound bag costs $11.49 (plus shipping) but if you buy in bulk, cost per pound goes down with each additional pound your order. (That’s a plus!)

And although these raw macadamia nuts are indeed RAW, they aren’t organic, in case you’re sensitive to that aspect.

That’s really the only “cons” I can think of to share with you – I really enjoyed the macadamia nuts, and the correspondence with the company itself.

Verdict/Grade

I suppose I’ll give these raw macadamia nuts a B+ – and here’s why: Although I love ‘em and they’re raw, they aren’t organic. They ARE Kosher Certified, though. And that’s a bonus for a lot of us.

The company seems to be doing a fantabulous job. If you want to see all the other fantabulous products they offer (and they DO offer organic products, they just aren’t all raw), visit: www.nutsonline.com.

 

Do y’all love macadamia nuts as much as I do? Oh gosh, I fantasize about having an endless supply of macadamia nuts all. the. time! ;-)


Want Some Raw Macadamia Nuts?

Click HERE to enter the contest!

 

Disclaimer: I received a 1 pound back of raw macadamia nuts from Oh!Nuts to review. They also agreed to sponsor this contest. They provided a 1 pound bag of raw macadamia nuts for you to enjoy. I am responsible for shipping costs on this contest.

Due to the Federal Trade Commission’s ruling, I must always make you aware of when I receive free samples. I have always done that in the past (see my Reviews page and read my full disclaimer there) and will continue to do so.

And, most importantly, I have NOT been paid to write this review. All thoughts and opinions in this review are from me and of my own free will.

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