NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY
National Macadamia Nut Day is observed annually on September 4th. Macadamia nuts, with their rich, buttery taste, are known by many to be one of the most delectable of all nuts. They originated in Australia and are named after physician and chemist, John Macadam, who encouraged the cultivation of the nuts in Australia.
Macadamia nuts are grown on trees resembling large evergreens and grow to 30 to 40 ft. high. Although they are native to Australia, most of today’s world supply is grown in Hawaii. They were first commercially grown there in 1921. A few other places, such as Indonesia, South Africa, Central America and California also cultivate some of these tasty nuts.
Macadamia nuts are delicious when eaten raw and also when used in baked goods, especially cookies! They are also known for their health benefits. Like many nuts, macadamias are a rich source of energy, high in dietary fiber, gluten-free, high in mono-unsaturated fat, an excellent source of minerals and contain many important B-complex vitamins.
HOW TO OBSERVE
So whether you want to indulge in a treat or reap some health benefits, celebrate by mixing up a batch of your own Macadamia Nut cookies! Use #MacadamiaNutDay to post on social media.
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