The Royal Hawaiian story spans decades of macadamia growing, beginning in 1948 with the founding of the Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Company. Though our look has evolved over the years (this can dates back to the late 1960s!), our dedication to health, wellness, and “living Aloha” live on to this day.
Macadamia nuts are delicious nutritional powerhouses and should be part of any healthy diet be it ketogenic, paleo or Whole30. They are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and are a good source of fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc. Macadamia nuts are often recommended for their highest healthy fat content that will help you stay full for longer while providing fuel for your body. They are packed with incredible health benefits and one of the best snacks on keto.
Macadamia nuts contain palmitoleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fatty acid that speeds up fat metabolism reducing our body’s ability to store fat. Palmitoleic acid has been proven to increase insulin sensitivity, which helps to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Palmitoleic acid also is very important for healthy brain development due to high content of myelin - the fatty protective coating around our neurons.
The dietary fiber in macadamia nuts can help increase satiety by binding to water, making you feel full and eat fewer calories. Increased feeling of satiety helps weight loss. This dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble) also helps feed your good bacteria, preventing digestive issues like constipation. Antioxidants in macadamia nuts flush toxins from your digestive tract.
Macadamia nuts are great low carb snack, with only 1.6 grams of net carbohydrates per serving. 60% of carbohydrates in them is fiber. Copper and thiamin found in abundance in macadamia nuts support brain function. Macadamia nuts also have shown to reduce Inflammation, which is linked to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, weight gain, and a host of other diseases.