Walnut macadamia It is a seed of an evergreen tree (Macadamia Integrifolia), belonging to the proteacea family, native to the eastern part of Australia. It can reach up to 20m in height, although it generally does not exceed 12m. The tree has a thick, dense, rounded crown, is attractive and is used as an ornamental tree.
It is a slow-growing tree that requires between 5 and 7 years to start producing fruit, and reaches maximum productivity at 15 years.
Its fruit is a spherical edible nut, creamy white in color, found inside a hard, smooth and brown-colored pericarp, which in turn is inside a soft green shell, dehiscent at maturity.
It is considered a select fruit that is found in gourmet dishes or often as a healthy snack. Its flavor is reminiscent of coconut and toasted walnut. It has a very pleasant, smooth and slightly mealy texture.