Going Nuts: The Great Macadamia Craze of 2016

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are a national Australian treasure. Australia is the world's leading producer of macadamias, contributing over 30% of the global macadamia crop to over 40 countries. Not only are macadamias delicious, but they are also a source of iron, protein, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. They also have trace amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium and antioxidant selenium.

While macadamias nuts have always been popular, the year of 2016 is proving to be the year of the great macadamia renaissance. If you are wondering how you can include more macadamia nuts on your menu, consider these great ideas.

1. MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie

Sure, chocolate chip and Anzac cookies are great, but who can resist a classic white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie? White chocolate and macadamia is a match made in heaven, offering a sweet yet light taste and a divine texture. For a more refreshing option, offer macadamia nut and lemon cookies or shortbread. To view our full range of delicious cookies click here.

2. MACADAMIA NUT CHOCCIES

Macadamia Nut Chocolate

Due to their rich, creamy texture, macadamia nuts make the perfect addition to handcrafted chocolates. A macadamia nut praline or truffle such as this one by Chocolatier Australia will be an elegant and welcome addition to your chocolate selection.

3. MACADAMIA NUT MIXES

Macadamia Nut mIX

If you are looking for something more savoury, you can't go past packs of macadamia nuts. Whether they are naturally toasted or roasted, lightly salted or coated in a range of herbs and spices, macadamia nuts are the perfect energy-boosting snack for when you're on the go. If you are looking for some delicious macadamia nut snacks, check out our range of nut mixes here.

4. MACADAMIA OIL

Macadamia Nut Oil

If you are looking for something a little different, you can offer a range of infused macadamia oils such as this lemon myrtle infused oil or this lime and chilli infused oil, both by Brookfarm. Macadamia oil is cholesterol and trans fat free and is great for cooking, dressings and marinades. Macadamia oil is renowned for its smooth buttery taste and its high smoke point (210C˚). You can either cook with these oils in house, or sell it bottled for customers to take home.