Macadamia Nut Butter

£8.80

A satisfying smooth spread made of 100% highest quality Macadamia nuts, lightly roasted and stone-milled to preserve their great taste and aroma. An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, this highly nutritious butter is healthy and enjoyable on its own (try it on toasted bread) or as an ingredient in other dishes.

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1. Rich in nutrients
Macadamia nuts are calorie-rich nuts that are high in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

2. Loaded with antioxidants
Like most nuts, macadamia nuts are a great source of antioxidants. Additionally, macadamia nuts boast some of the highest flavonoid levels of all tree nuts. This antioxidant fights inflammation and helps lower cholesterol. Furthermore, this nut is rich in tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E with antioxidant properties that may help lower cholesterol levels. These compounds may even protect against cancer and brain diseases.

3. May boost heart health
Macadamia nuts may lower your risk of heart disease. Researchers believe the heart benefits of macadamia nuts may come from their high monounsaturated fat content. This fat is consistently linked to better heart health and a lower risk of stroke and fatal heart attacks.

4. May reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome
Research shows that macadamia nuts may protect against both metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, diets rich in monounsaturated fats — which comprise 80% of the fat in macadamia nuts — may help reduce risk factors for metabolic syndrome, especially in people with type 2 diabetes.

In general, nut intake is also linked to lower blood sugar and body weight in people with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes

5. May improve gut health
Macadamia nuts contain fibre, which can benefit your digestion and overall gut health. As is the case with most nuts, the soluble fibre in macadamia nuts can act as a pre-biotic, meaning that it helps feed your beneficial gut bacteria. In turn, these friendly bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as acetate, butyrate, and propionate, which can reduce inflammation and protect against conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

* Information taken from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/macadamia-nuts#section5

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz

Amount Per Serving

Calories

718

Calories from Fat 637

% Daily Value*

Total Fat

76.1g

117%
Saturated Fat 11.9g 60%
Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol

0mg

0%

Sodium

4.0mg

0%

Total Carbohydrate

13.4g

4%
Dietary Fibre 8.0g 32%
Sugars 4.1g

Protein

7.8g

Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7% · Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Evidently, most of the calories (637 out of 718) are derived from the fat content. The good news is that the vast majority of that fat is of the GOOD variety! The chart below shows the proportion of good fats (green) in cashew in relation to bad fats (in red). Read more about each type of fat and fatty acid below.

Polyunsaturated Fats: Polyunsaturated fat can be found mostly in nuts, seeds, fish, algae, leafy greens, and krill. Whole food sources are always best, as processing and heating may damage polyunsaturated fats.

Monounsaturated Fats: Foods containing monounsaturated fats reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, while possibly increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. [“You Can Control Your Cholesterol: A Guide to Low-Cholesterol Living”. Merck & Co. Inc.].

Trans Fatty Acids: The National Academy of Sciences has concluded there is no safe level of trans fat consumption. This is because any incremental increase in trans fat intake increases the risk of coronary heart disease. [Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fibre, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). National Academies Press. p. 504].

Saturated Fats: Consumption of saturated fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the view of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the American Heart Association, the British Heart Foundation, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand and the World Heart Federation.

Vitamins and Minerals

As noted above, Macadamia Nut Butter contains high concentrations of vital vitamins and minerals. See details below, along with the percentage of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of each, provided by 100g of Macadamia Nut Butter:

Vitamin Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
Amount RDI%
Vitamin A 0.0IU 0%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 18%
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin B12, Added 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Vitamin D2 ~
Vitamin D3 ~
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) 0.6mg 3%
Vitamin E, Added 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.7mg 47%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 5%
Niacin 2.3mg 11%
Pantothenic Acid 0.6mg 6%
Folate 10.0mcg 2%
Folate, Food 10.0mcg ~
Folate, DFE 10.0cg DFE ~
Choline 44.6mg ~
Betaine 0.3mg ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Mineral Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
Amount RDI%
Calcium 70.0mg 7%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Magnesium 118mg 29%
Phosphorus 198mg 20%
Potassium 363mg 10%
Sodium 4.0mg 0%
Zinc 1.3mg 9%
Copper 0.6mg 28%
Manganese 3.0mg 152%
Selenium 11.7mcg 17%
Fluoride ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Compared to Peanut Butter, Macadamia Nut Butter contains significantly more Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium but has less zinc, sodium and Niacin. Macadamia Nut Butter contains a lower percentage of Saturated (bad) fats than peanut butter (5% vs 8%).

Allergies

Nutural World Macadamia Nut Butter is made in a peanut-free environment, and thus is completely safe for those with a peanut allergy. However, Nutural World produces other seed and nut based products, and while every effort is made to separate the production lines it cannot guarantee that the product is free of traces of other seeds and nuts.

Vegans and the Manufacturing Process

Nutural World Macadamia Nut Butter is made of 100% macadamia nuts, and thus is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The nuts are lightly roasted to enhance their taste and bring out their delicate aroma. The milling process uses traditional stone-based mills and not high speed rotating blades to generate the most uniform paste and keep the temperature during the milling process to the lowest possible. Since no emulsifier is added, it is quite normal for the oil in our products to separate to the top of the jar. Simply stir it back in. Once opened, storing the product in the refrigerator will slow down the separation process and will hold for three months

May Aid Weight Loss

Despite being rich in calories, macadamia nuts may help you lose weight. This may be partly explained by their amounts of protein and fibre, two nutrients known to reduce hunger and promote feelings of fullness.

Research further shows that a portion of the fats in nuts may remain in the nut’s fibrous wall during digestion. Thus, macadamia and other nuts may provide fewer calories than previously thought.

In one 3-week study, 71 young Japanese women ate bread daily with either 10 grams of macadamia nuts, coconut, or butter. Those in the macadamia group lost 0.9 pounds (0.4 kg) by the end of the study, while those in the other groups remained at the same weight.

Macadamia nuts are also rich in monounsaturated fats, especially the omega-7 fat palmitoleic acid, which may protect against unwanted weight gain.

In one 12-week study, obese mice fed high-fat diets with large amounts of macadamia oil — rich in palmitoleic acid — had significantly smaller fat cells than those given none of this product. However, it’s unclear whether macadamia nuts offer the same benefits in humans.

Macadamia nuts may reduce hunger and promote feelings of fullness, which can benefit weight loss. They may also provide fewer calories than previously believed.

* Information taken from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/macadamia-nuts#section5

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Weight 170 g
Weight

170 g

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