The Amazing Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

by Vegan Box

Macadamia nuts are the healthiest species of walnut in the world because they have the highest content of beneficial monounsaturated fats. In addition, they contain about 22% omega-7 palmitoleic acid.

They are also an important source of protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, iron, vitamin B, and fibers. They have no cholesterol and the sodium content is low.
Originally from Australia, macadamia bushes were first planted commercially in Hawaii. Other major exporters of Macadamia in the world are South Africa, Central America, and Australia.
The high price of macadamia nuts, but also of the oil extracted from these woody fruits can be explained by the fact that a tree of this kind bears fruit only five years after it is planted.
Then only after ten years an optimal production can be obtained.
Another reason why nuts are so expensive is that they can only be peeled with the help of automatic devices. This is due to the fact that the nuts have a particularly hard shell, which cannot be broken otherwise. In the past, the aborigines used very large stones to crush the hard shell.
They prevent heart disease

Following the studies, it was found that 100 grams of macadamia nuts contain 7.9 grams of carbohydrates, 74 g of fat (of which 10 grams are saturated, 60 grams are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 4 grams), 9.2 grams of protein, 4 milligrams of vitamin E, 64 milligrams of calcium, 2 milligrams of iron, and 241 mg of phosphorus. Following these studies, US researchers say that taking a handful of macadamia nuts every day delays or even eliminates heart disease while reducing the risk of thickening of the arteries.
The oil works wonders for the skin and hair

Macadamia nuts are prized not only for their rich aroma but also for the oil they contain, the core can have up to 80% oil. The most important use of this product is cosmetics. The oil produced from these nuts is excellent, especially for skin care.
The preparation helps prevent premature aging of the skin, has a nourishing effect, acting at the cellular level, to restore the integrity of the skin.
Also, if used on areas affected by various injuries, irritations, or scratches, it speeds up healing.
Other properties of this oil are: regenerating, emollient and antioxidant. Due to these qualities, the treatment with Macadamia nut oil is recommended in case of fragile, aged, and dry skin, but also in case of cuprous.
For people trying to completely eliminate commercially purchased cosmetics, this oil can be used as a cleanser.

With macadamia oil, you can also prevent the appearance of wrinkles. The high concentration of palmitoleic acid and oleic acid helps prevent premature aging of the skin and delays the appearance of fine wrinkles.
For this, it is recommended to massage the skin of the face and neck with macadamia oil every night. The neckline area can also be pampered with precious oil.

Macadamia oil also has beneficial effects on the scalp, giving it the vitamins it needs to allow hair to regenerate quickly. Massage the scalp with macadamia oil and let it enter the skin, then wash your hair as usual.