I. WHERE DO MACADAMIA NUTS COME FROM?
A long time ago in the continent far away (and down under), Macadamia history began. In the rainforest along the north east coast of Australia, there was an evergreen tree growing. Aboriginal peoples called it “Kindal Kindal”, “Bauple” or “Jindil”. Yes, you guessed it right – that is how the Macadamia tree was originally called. Aboriginal peoples considered Macadamias as a real delicacy. It was eaten on special, ceremonial occasions. The plant was used for intertribal trades, but Macadamia nuts were also perfect as a precious gift (and still are). Macadamia nut oil was used to make ceremonial body paint.
There’s something unique about the taste, texture and goodness of a macadamia grown in the perfect soil, climate and seasons, nurtured by passionate growers. Our macadamia growers are committed to clean, green production and the world’s best practice farming methods to help create a sustainable future, not only for themselves but also for the communities in which they work. In everything we do, we are mindful of our responsibility to current and future generations.
We, HBMfood sells and markets superior quality nut-in-shell and kernel to food manufacturing, wholesale and retail customers around the world including USA, Europe and Asia.
II. NUT-IN-SHELL PRODUCTS
- Raw Nut-in-Shell
- Sawn Nut-in-Shell
Our ready-to-eat sawn NIS products use the latest technology to produce very fine 300 degree saw cuts making them easy to open. They are available in plain roasted, salted and roasted, or flavoured and roasted like delicious vanilla.
III. Are you interested in private labeling?
- Contact us, select your product and create your own private label.
- You can choose from the following line: Nuts & beans.
- Make your products unique while respecting the environment: Choose your packaging with our different formats and 100% recyclable materials.
- Our graphic team can assist you with the creation of your brand with a captivating and eye-catching packaging, which will help your business grow, while respecting the norms and regulations of your country.
Macadamia kernel is one of the most versatile of the tree nut kernels and comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit particular applications. These are known in the industry as Styles. Depending on the use, kernel can be supplied in three grades from Super Premium through Premium and finally Commercial. We produce a wide range of macadamia kernel products for the wholesale market
Style 0 is a large whole kernel (generally 20mm or over) used primarily in premium quality snack products.
Style 1 and 1S are whole kernels (generally above 16mm and 14mm respectively) used primarily in snack products and also have some use in confectionery and as an ingredient in premium food products.
Style 2 and 3 are blends of whole and half kernels in various ratios that can be customised to suit a particular application or price point.
Style 4 are smaller half kernels and large pieces. Also used in a wide rage of snack and ingredient applications.
Style 4L (Large) are half kernels and the most versatile of the kernel styles. Used in a wide range of applications in snack products and as an ingredient in confectionery, cookies, cereals and cooking.
Style 5 to 7 are kernel pieces with Style 5 larger pieces and Style 7 smaller pieces. These styles are most commonly used as an ingredient in almost any application, including ice-cream, baked products, confectionery, cereals, health bars, salads and food service.
V. NUT-IN-SHELL PACKAGING
- Raw NIS is packed in 25kg woven bags and generally shipped in 40ft containers with 23MT or 25MT. Bulk Sawn NIS can be offered in 10kg nitrogen flushed, vacuum packed foil bags inside fibreboard cartons.
- Storage instructions: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.
VI. KERNEL APPLICATIONS
Macadamias are not only delicious, with a smooth buttery taste, they are also extremely healthy. These two qualities make macadamias the perfect ingredient to almost any food product, in addition to instantly elevating the end product to a new level of healthy indulgence, and premium positioning and price.
6.1 Confectionery Ingredient
- Everyone loves a chocolate coated nut and chocolate macadamias are the pinnacle of the class. Wholes, halves or even large kernel pieces are all suitable for chocolate coating, clusters or bars.
- Macadamias are also the perfect ingredient for caramel and honey clusters.
6.2 Bakery Ingredient
- Macadamia cookies are undoubtedly the most popular of baked goods, but macadamia kernel will also lift any brownie, cake or pastry to a new level.
- Small halves are ideal for large cookies and biscuits, while pieces are perfect for finer, smaller cookies, biscuits, granola bars and inclusion in cakes.
6.3 Ice Cream Ingredients
- Any ice cream product can be elevated to premium positioning by adding macadamia pieces.
- Plain roasted or roasted and candy-coated macadamias make the perfect inclusion or topping.
6.4 Food Service and Home Cooking
- Half kernels are a great addition to salads, stir-fries and fish dishes.
- Kernel pieces are perfect in desserts and as crumb coatings for beef, chicken and fish.
- Whole and half kernels or a blend of both make an indulgent and healthy snack. Delicious plain roasted, roasted and salted, honey roasted or roasted and flavoured.
- Adding macadamias to any mixed nut or trail mix will lift the product to a premium position.
VII. 10 HEALTH AND NUTRITION BENEFITS OF MACADAMIA NUTS
- Rich in nutrients: Macadamia nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, yet low in carbs and sugar. What’s more, they boast healthy monounsaturated fats.
- Loaded with antioxidants: Macadamia nuts are loaded with flavonoids and tocotrienols, antioxidants that safeguard your body against cellular damage and disease.
- May boost heart health: Macadamia nuts are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Eating small amounts each day may help reduce heart disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol and inflammation.
- May reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome: Regularly eating tree nuts, including macadamia nuts, may reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome and contribute to lower, more stable blood sugar levels.
- May aid weight loss:Macadamia nuts may reduce hunger and promote feelings of fullness, which can benefit weight loss. They may also provide fewer calories than previously believed.
- May improve gut health: The soluble fiber in macadamia nuts aids your digestion by feeding your beneficial gut bacteria. In turn, this can improve your gut health.
7–9. Other potential benefits
- Providing anticancer properties: Macadamia nuts contain flavonoids and tocotrienols, plant compounds that test-tube studies indicate may help fight or kill cancer cells. However, more research is needed.
- Boosting brain health: Test-tube and animal research shows that tocotrienols may also protect brain cellsfrom conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Still, human research is needed.
- Bumping up your longevity: Regular intake of nuts, including macadamia nuts, may help cut your risk of dying prematurely by around one-third.
Keep in mind that these potential attributes are far from proven. More human studies are needed.
Regularly eating macadamia nuts may reduce your risk of dying prematurely and help protect against cancer and brain diseases. It’s important to note that more research is needed before strong conclusions can be made.
10. Easy to add to your diet
- In general, rawmacadamia nuts are the healthiest form. Dry-roasted ones provide a good alternative if you don’t have the time to roast them yourself, but try to stay away from oil-roasted versions, which contain unnecessary added fats.
- Macadamia nuts are a versatile addition to most diets. They can be eaten whole, ground, raw, roasted, or as a nut butter and make for an interesting addition to main courses, snacks, and desserts.
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