- Reduce the risk of inflammation which is often the cause of chronic diseases
- Have the best omega 3:6 ratio of any nut
- Promote brain health
- Improve metabolic syndrome and diabetes
- Reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer
- Lower the risk of heart disease
- Contain high levels of dietary fiber, protein, manganese, thiamin, and even copper
- Support weight loss
- They are exceptionally high in good fats (mono) and extremely low in bad (poly) in comparison to other nuts
- They are a rich and creamy nut, therefore cooking with macadamia nut oil ensures a nutrition-density AND a creamy texture and added satiation (much like the beloved avocado)
Here’s a simple recipe to make a vegan cheese (perfect for a vegan charcutierie board) to dip, spread, and toast!
Homemade Vegan Macadamia Nut Cheese
- 2 cups raw macadamia nuts, preferably soaked 8-24 hours before preparing – you can use dry roasted as well, in a pinch
- Juice from 2 lemons
- 5-7 large garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons good salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika (smoked or not)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 6-7 tablespoons olive oil
Drain nuts and toss all in a blender til smooth. Remove and put in covered container in the fridge for a bit to harden.
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