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Nuts, Macadamia

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About This Food

Description

Macadamia nuts, unlike most other nuts, are unique in that they pack lower levels of protein but significantly higher levels of fat. This ratio might be deterring to fat-phobes, however, it’s important to note the fat levels are predominately from oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

In fact, macadamia nuts are one of the best sources of monounsaturated fat, ranking higher than the popular olive oil. Within their fat profile, they rank the lowest among other nuts in omega 6 fats, a fat that is known to cause inflammation.  

Macadamia nuts also contain high levels of vitamins and minerals important for metabolic functions such as manganese, thiamin, and copper.

Try macadamia nuts as a delicious gluten-free alternative in baking and other food preparation.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,695

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Thiamin
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Copper
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)macadamia nuts

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Calories: 201

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 6 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
21.22 g
Saturated Fat
3.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat
16.49 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.42 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
58 g
ALA
58 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
3.87 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.46 g
Sugars
1.28 g
Fiber
2.41 g
Protein
2.21 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.34 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.15 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.08 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
3.08 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.69 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.33 mg
22%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
23.8 mg
2%
Copper
0.21 mg
10%
Iron
1.03 mg
6%
Magnesium
36.4 mg
9%
Manganese
1.16 mg
58%
Phosphorous
52.64 mg
5%
Potassium
103.04 mg
3%
Selenium
1.01 mcg
1%
Sodium
1.4 mg
0%
Zinc
0.36 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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