Frequently Asked Questions

How do I home-roast macadamia nuts?
  • Use nuts which have been thoroughly dried. (1.5% internal moisture)
  • Pre-heat oven to 125C.
  • Place kernels in a shallow pan, not more than 5cm deep – preferably a pan with screen bottom tray to assure good air circulation.
  • Do not roast smaller pieces with halves and whole nuts as they will scorch.
  • Roast nuts 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven as soon as they start to tan as the browning process continues after removal from the oven. As there are variations in nuts, oven temperature regulators etc, it is best to watch closely and adjust time and temperature to meet your own conditions and tastes.
  • Remove from heat, add a dab of butter or neutral flavour oil and sprinkle with salt. Serve hot or cool and store in a tightly sealed jar in refrigerator or freezer.
I have several kilograms of macadamia kernel. What is the best way to store them?
Kernel can be frozen or alternatively sealed in an air-tight container and kept in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Why are macadamias stored in the refrigerator?

Macadamias are stored in the refrigerator to keep them fresh and ‘crunchy’. To maintain the freshness of macadamia nuts, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat. You can also refrigerate or freeze them for longer shelf life. Properly stored, macadamia nuts can stay fresh for several months to a year, depending on storage conditions.

Will I get sick if I eat macadamias that have not been kept in the refrigerator?
It will not make you sick to eat macadamias that have not been stored in the refrigerator and you will be able to tell if a macadamia has gone rancid as soon as you taste it – basically the same principle as fresh fruit.
Are macadamia nuts healthy for me?
Yes, macadamia nuts are a healthy snack option. They are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels. They also contain antioxidants like vitamin E, essential minerals, and fiber, making them a nutritious choice for overall health.
Do macadamia nuts help with weight loss?
While macadamia nuts are calorie-dense due to their healthy fats, they can still be a part of a balanced weight loss plan. Their combination of fats, fiber, and protein can help keep you feeling full, potentially reducing overall calorie intake when consumed in moderation.
Can people with nut allergies eat macadamia nuts?
Macadamia nuts are tree nuts, so individuals with nut allergies should exercise caution and consult with their healthcare provider before trying them. Allergic reactions to macadamia nuts can occur, although they are relatively rare compared to other tree nuts.