Dried Fruits

Macadamia nuts: Benefits and Properties

Macadamia nuts (or Australian nuts) provide heart-healthy benefits and properties, which are interesting for caring for the cardiovascular system, as these are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

macadamia nuts

The nuts, in its different varieties, stand out as a heart-healthy dried fruit, which means that foods are beneficial when taking care of the cardiovascular system, providing interesting virtues turn when caring hearts.

Although each variety of walnut provides benefits and certain properties, it is true that in general they are ideal for enjoying a healthy cardiovascular system, as they are especially rich in unsaturated fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

But to enjoy all these benefits it is essential that the nuts are organic, and eat raw, i.e. that is not advisable to eat cooked, because cooking destroys its nutritional benefits.

The macadamia (also known under the name of macadamia nuts) are a variety of delicious nut, with a flavor and texture to bite characteristics which have a creamy white color, round shape and a diameter ranging from 2 to 3 centimeters. Discover the different benefits of macadamia nuts.

Cholesterol Benefits

To enjoy optimum and normal levels of blood cholesterol, it is essential to follow a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet low in fat.

Among the foods that can be consumed, we find the nuts, and between these with the Macadamia nuts.

They have positive effects on the lipid profile (that is, on blood fats), since they are ideal when lowering total cholesterol, on the one hand, and the so-called LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol on the other.

Because of these benefits, it has been found in several studies that regular consumption of Macadamia nuts reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease.

In addition, we must not forget that they are especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that in addition to nourish our nervous system with cardiosaludable fats.

Nutritional content of Macadamia nuts

100 grams of Macadamia nuts provide:

  • Calories: 840 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13 gm
  • Proteins: 10 gm
  • Total greases: 75 gm
  • Dietary Fiber: 9 gm
  • Fatty acids: monounsaturated (60 gm), Polyunsaturated (1 gm), Saturated (12 gm)
  • Vitamins: vitamin C (1.2 mg) and vitamin E (0.5 mg)
  • Minerals: potassium (368 mg), Phosphorus (195 mg), Calcium (108 mg) and iron (2 mg).