Macadamia Nuts (Raw – Not Roasted)
Macadamia nuts hold many benefits when consumed. For starters, they help improve skin elasticity, lower the risk of heart disease, and promote brain function. High in antioxidants, they also aid in reducing the risk of metabolic syndromes and diabetes. Now roasted to perfection for all-crunchy goodness!
5 MINUTES RECIPE
Raw Macadamia Nut Fudge Squares
1 cup raw macadamia nuts, or 1/2 cup macadamia nut butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
How to make
Toss the raw macadamia nuts into a high-powered blender or food processor, and grind into a nut butter consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients, and process again until smooth and creamy.
Many of the health benefits of macadamia nuts are related to heart health. This may be due to their high content of monounsaturated fat.
A number of studies have shown that diets rich in macadamia nuts can lower both total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol in those with high cholesterol levels.
A macadamia-rich diet even produced effects similar to a heart-healthy diet recommended by the American Heart Association.
In addition, macadamia nuts may reduce other risk factors for heart disease, including oxidative stress and inflammation.