And why Macadamia Nut Day should be Every Day!
Coming up on the 4th September is Macadamia Nut Day in Australia and Hawaii, and it's our mission to establish it as date for the diary in the UK.
As you know, our macadamias are sourced from smallholder farmers in Malawi. What does smallholder mean though, I hear you think?! …Smallholder means they are independent family farmers who work together in macadamia cooperatives to market their crop.
By buying Nutcellars macadamia you are directly supporting the family income of hundreds of people in some of the poorest areas of Malawi. You are also supporting the families to provide a better diet for their children, as they can feed them with home grown macadamias. A standard Malawian diet consists mainly of nsima (a maize based porridge) which may be filling, but really doesn't meet the nutritional needs of a growing child. Macadamias provide a much needed dietary boost which helps their mental and physical development.
But do I really need Macadamias in my diet?!
We say yes – you really do! The health benefits of regular macadamia consumption are second to none - high in monounsaturated fats which boost the metabolism and keep you fuller for longer so you're not reaching for unhealthy sugary snacks! They’re perfect for keeping you going through the day as you’ll also notice a substantial energy boost that comes from the high healthy fat content. They even reduce the risk of heart disease, and can contribute to reversing type 2 diabetes as we’ve discussed more here, manage cholesterol and even reduce the risk of cancer.
We know that macadamias should be a staple of every nut lover’s diet - it is so versatile, you can enjoy them raw as a healthy snack to keep you going, you can spread it on toast (gluten free for me!) as a butter. It can even be made into nut milk, and oil (the highest amount of oil of any nut, comparable to the quality of olive oil!). PS. the oil is perfect for use in cosmetics, something Nutcellars will be venturing into in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for news on that...
As you know if you’ve been following our Instagram for the last year or so - we’ve been posting loads of lovely tasty healthy macadamia based recipes which you can find here. So if you’re lost for ideas on how to incorporate macadamia into your lifestyle more, look no further for homemade inspiration for you and your family.
What are you waiting for?! Make Macadamia Nut Day every day!
In recognition of this celebration of our favourite little nut we will be giving away a whole box of 6 of them, which’ll keep you going for a while!
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🗓 Today (4th September) is National Macadamia nut day in Australia and Hawaii, and we at Nutcellars say why not the UK too! 📖 Check out our blog post on why its our mission to establish it as a date for the diary in the UK. We talk about the health benefits of eating macadamias regularly, as well as why it‘s such a fantastic crop for smallholders in Malawi to grow. Have a read in the link in our bio! ☝🏼 #Nutcellars #goodmacfats #buysocial #actlocal #climatesmart #tasty #ethical #sustainable #smallbusiness #sme #macadamiabutter #nutbutter #ethicallysourced #sustainablefarming #mindfulbusiness #socialenterprise #instafoodie #malawimacadamia #csma
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