Overview

Macadamia nuts (Macadamia integrifolia) are a type of seed native to Australia. More than 85% of the energy in macadamia nuts is from monounsaturated fat.

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.
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