Health Benefits and Other Info
Macadamia nuts have sweet taste and are rich source of energy, provide about 718 cal/100g,
one of the highest among nuts.
The nuts are packed with many contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and
vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
100 g of macadamia provides 8.6 g of dietary fiber and good source of phytosterols and beta-
sitosterols but contains no cholesterol.
Macadamia nuts are free in gluten and, therefore are a popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten
free food formulas. These formula preparations are in fact healthy alternatives in people with wheat food
allergy and celiac disease.
The nuts are excellent source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
100g nuts provide 3.6 mcg of selenium. Selenium is cardio-protective and an important anti-oxidant
cofactor for glutathione peroxidase enzyme.
They are also rich in many important B-complex vitamins, vital for body functions. 100g of nuts provide
15% of niacin, 21% of pyridoxine (vit.B-6), 100% of thiamin,
and 12% of riboflavin.
The nuts are also containing small amounts of vitamin-C, vitamin E. Both these fat soluble vitamins are
potent anti-oxidant activities which serve to protect cell membranes and DNA from harmful oxygen free
Sweet, refreshing macadamias are packed with essential minerals, vitamins and heart friendly
mono-unsaturated fatty acids.