Thursday, April 30, 2009

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia is grown fot it's edible nuts. The tree can grows up to 12 meter in height. The nut is shaped globose and follicle with a pointed apex. The nuts have a smooth and hard shell, which contains one or two seeds. The inside kernel is white with uniform quality and will shrink slightly after the harvest.

Macadamia nuts can be eaten raw after removed the husks, which covers the nuts. The white kernals are also eaten sometimes roasted by cooking in oil or salted. An edible bland salad oil also made from these nuts. A coffee names 'almond coffee' also made from these nuts.

Macadamia nuts are highly nutritious; and they are very rich in beneficial monounsaturated fats.

[image: the shelled macadamia nuts]