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Macadamia Nuts

A native to Australia, the small evergreen tree from which the macadamia nuts comes, was originally grown for ornamental purposes.  Today most of the macadamia nuts come from Hawaii.

A small, round, ivory-colored nut, resembling a chickpea, it has a hard brown shell that is difficult to crack.  Therefore, most macadamia nuts are sold shelled, either raw or roasted. 

The softly crunchy, sweet buttery-rich taste complements the flavors other tropical nuts and fruits as well as white chocolate.  Macadamia nuts add flavor and texture in both sweet and savory dishes.

One of the more expensive nuts, their high fat content makes them prone to turning rancid.  Store in the refrigerator or freezer up to one year in airtight containers or plastic bags

 

1 cup = 140 grams