I love roasted Macadamia Nuts, but I love the flavor of roasting my own Macadamia Nuts marinated in their own oils.
Macadamia nuts originated in my home country Australia, and were a popular food with the indigenous Australians, the Oil from the nut was often extracted and used for medicinal purposes and cosmetic purposes like a base for face and body paints.
The nut went by several names by the various indigenous tribes, including “Kindal-Kindal,” “Burrawang” and “Boombera.” The nut also became known by Europeans as “Bauple nut,” Bush nut,” and the “Queensland nut.”
It wasn’t until 1858, that German Botanist, Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller, named the nut after his friend, Dr. John Macadam.
As a natural, whole food, macadamia nuts, contain high amounts vitamins and minerals, including Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and calcium, B1, B2, B5, B6, Vit. E, plus niacin and folate.
And with 80% fat per weight, they are truly a Keto friendly Nut. If you live in Australia, personally I have found that Aldi’s, Raw Macadamia Nuts are the cheapest.
Roasted Macadamia Nuts Recipe
Roasted Macadamia Nuts
How to roast your own raw Macadamia Nuts
- 400 grams Raw Macadamia Nuts
- 1 tbsp Macadamia Nut Oil
Pre-heat oven to 180C / 356F
Spread raw Macadamia Nuts in cooking tray
Put in oven and Cook for 7min, then take out oven, move nuts with wooden spoon and drizzle macadamia nut oil, then put back in oven and cook for further 4mins
Take out oven and sprinkle sea-salt over nuts, and place into storage container.
Here is a list per 100g of the nutrients found in Macadamia Nuts:
|Pantothenic acid||0.758 mg||15%|
|Vitamin A||0 IU||0%|
|Vitamin C||1.2 mg||2%|
|Vitamin E||0.24 mg||1.5%|
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
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