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
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.
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