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What you didn't know about macadamia: 3 curiosities about this dried fruit

Macadamia is known as a gourmet nut that we can find in different preparations and consume as a healthy and delicious snack; In addition, it has the characteristic of being pleasant and soft when eating.

Discover in this blog 3 facts about macadamia that you may not have known:

1. It is grown in Colombia: Macadamia is grown in our country! The macadamia crops in Del Alba are 100% Colombian. These are located in the coffee zone, a place where the richness of the soil abounds and whose climatic conditions favor the macadamia harvest.

In addition, our biological pest control practices and the non-use of pesticides allow the macadamia from our crops to be of excellent quality.

2. Health benefits: Did you know that, according to the FDA, consuming approximately 40 grams of macadamia per day can benefit your heart health? This is because macadamia is rich in omega 7, a type of monounsaturated (or healthy) fat that helps reduce “bad cholesterol,” preventing coronary heart disease.

Find the FDA statement at: heart-disease

3. Its tree is native to Australia: We owe this dried fruit delight to a tree that is a member of the Proteaceae family, native to Australia. In fact, Australian Aboriginal tribes considered macadamia a delicacy, so they used it for trade and as special gifts in ceremonies.

On the other hand, the shell of the macadamia is quite hard compared to other nuts, keeping the fruit protected inside.

Are you curious to know the delicious flavor of macadamia and enjoy its benefits for your health? Visit our Del Alba online store and learn about all the presentations we have for you! Our macadamia is Kosher certified: Salted Macadamia , Macadamia in pieces, Caramelized Macadamia , Macadamia with chocolate and Caramelized Macadamia with sesame seeds .

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