Macadamia nuts are poised to be the next hottest superfood in the highly-competitive diet industry. This incredibly healthy nut is increasingly favored by followers of the keto, vegan and flexitarian plans, while appealing to health connoisseurs and environmentally conscious consumers alike.
When compared to lesser nuts like peanuts, almonds and cashews, Macadamias contain the highest levels of healthy monounsaturated fats and lower lectin levels to aid digestion. And unlike those other nuts, macadamias are a rare and important source of Omega 7 palmitoleic acid, which is scientifically shown to help fight metabolic syndrome.
From an environmental standpoint, Macadamia nuts can bear fruit for up to 100 years providing a long term and sustainable food source. Unsurprisingly, Macadamias have soared into superfood status and earned a high price tag that has prevented them from being popularized on a mainstream level.