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Macadamia Nut and their properties

Macadamia nuts are a whole food with lots of good fats, vitamins, and minerals. They have multiple health benefits that seem promising. However, we must warn that they are not a magic formula for treating health problems without making other complementary lifestyle changes.


It is a nut rich in fiber, magnesium, copper, manganese and thiamine, and they are a source of vitamin B6, niacin and minerals, such as iron, phosphorus, potassium and selenium. Among nuts, macadamias contain the highest amount of monounsaturated fats. It is for this reason that if you are not allergic, it is an excellent nut to consume in your day to day for its many benefits!


Research has shown that they can help protect the brain, reduce the risk of heart disease, and prevent hunger, among other things:

  • They reduce the risk of heart disease. If you suffer from this disease, you can replace saturated fats with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as those found in macadamia nuts, to increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol.
  • Research suggests that the "healthy fats" in macadamia nuts may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome or reduce its effects in people who already have it.
  • Macadamia nuts contain a type of vitamin E called tocotrienols - these can have powerful anti-cancer abilities. Additionally, they contain plant compounds called flavonoids, which can fight cancer by destroying harmful free radicals in the body.
  • They contain protein, high amounts of beneficial fats, and fiber. Together, these nutrients can help a person feel full longer.

If it catches your attention, you must be wondering how to consume them? For more than 20 years, Del Alba has experience in Colombia growing, producing and marketing nuts, including the macadamia nut. We offer it in different presentations, sweet or salty, and ready to eat at home in the form of snacks, combining them for breakfast or snacks with your favorite ingredients. 

All that you find in our online store of nuts in www.delalba.com.co They are delicious, we recommend the Salted Macadamia X 100g, Caramelized Macadamia X100g as a snack and the Macadamia In Simple Chunks X 100g for all your recipes at home. Remember that they can also be used in salads to replace high-fat options, such as croutons. Enjoy it in your day-to-day life and make sure they are a Del Alba brand!

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