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?
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.