Roasted macadamia nuts are a popular snack. The monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) in macadamia nuts might lower cholesterol levels.
People use macadamia nuts for high cholesterol, heart disease, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Macadamia nut is a tree nut. Tree nuts are considered major food allergens in the US. Macadamia nut contents must be labeled on packaged food and supplement products.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- High cholesterol. Eating macadamia nuts as part of a healthy diet seems to lower total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol levels.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Macadamia nuts are commonly consumed as food.
Allergies to peanuts and tree nuts: People with peanut allergies are more likely to be allergic to nuts called "tree nuts." Macadamia nut is a tree nut. People who are allergic to one tree nut are also more likely to have an allergy to at least one other tree nut. Avoid eating any tree nuts unless you know that you are not allergic to them.
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