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How Do I Use – Macadamia Spread?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Following on from our Pistachio Oil blog, our Macadamia spread is used in several of our hampers. Here is a potted history of the mighty Macadamia nut, plus a few uses other than simply spreading on your breakfast toast.

Macadamia Nuts are the seeds of the nut first grown commercially in Australia and now produced in many parts of the world including New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, parts of Africa, South America, New Zealand and California.

The nuts grow on small to large sized evergreen trees (2m to 12m high). The nut is very hard and contain one or two seeds which are extracted when the nut has been dried sufficiently.

Macadamias are rich in vitamin B1, B6, E, Manganese, Magnesium and phosphorus. They contain more beneficial fat than almonds and cashews. They have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels including bad cholesterol.

Macadamias contain a high amount of palmitoleic acid making them a suitable ingredient for skincare products.

Macadamia Spread can be used as a delicious, healthy alternative for traditional butter. It can be used as it comes out of the jar on bread, toast, crackers etc. or in cooking for a nutty flavour. Its versatility makes it a very good additive in stir-fries and curries or in satay dishes and marinades.

It makes a very good thickener and will enhance the flavour of soups, stews and sauces.

It is delicious when added to yoghurt or smoothies and providing some extra protein.

Macadamia spread from Harding’s Fine Foods is available within our Gluten-Free hamper, with plenty of other GF treats to sample.