The macadamia tree is native to Australia. Like the Brazil nut, it is rich in fatty acids and this makes it a good source of energy. It is also an excellent source of magnesium and potassium. It also contains phosphorus, zinc, iron and copper. Regular consumption of macadamia nuts reduces cholesterol levels.
The macadamia nut is crunchy, tasty and cooks well. It is included in vegetable dishes, curries, salads, stews and rice dishes. It can also be found in desserts, such as cookies, cakes, ice cream and chocolate.
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