National Macadamia Nut Day

Macadamia nuts have a rich flavor that makes them particularly useful in desserts—especially in cookies and pie crusts. Of course, desserts aren’t the only dishes these nuts can be used in. They are also great in salads, coffee, and bread. You can take the time to discover all the recipes in which they can be used by celebrating National Macadamia Nut Day on September 4th. This holiday encourages everyone to use macadamia nuts in their cooking in creative ways.

Facts About Macadamia Nuts

We’ve scoured the internet for some interesting facts about macadamia nuts, and we believe we’ve found quite a few that our readers will find fascinating. We encourage everyone who is interested in macadamia nuts and/or celebrating this holiday to take a look at them.

  • Macadamia nuts are native to Australia.
  • Macadamia nuts were introduced to Hawaii in the 19th century as ornamental trees.
  • The first commercial macadamia nut fields in Hawaii weren’t planted until the 1920s.
  • Most macadamia nuts grown today are produced in Hawaii.
  • Macadamia nuts are also cultivated in Australia, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Observing National Macadamia Nut Day

Regardless of how you use macadamia nuts, you should take the time to celebrate this holiday. It doesn’t matter if you bake them into your favorite dessert, crush them to make a topping for fish, or use them in your favorite salad. Just make sure that whatever you create, you take a picture of it and post the picture to social media using the hashtag #NationalMacadamiaNutDay. We look forward to seeing what you do with these tasty nuts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 4 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 4 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 4 Monday
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