National Macadamia Nut Day
Macadamia nuts have a rich flavor that makes them especially useful for use in desserts—particularly in cookies and pie crusts. Of course, desserts aren’t the only foods that these nuts can be used in. They are also great in salads, in coffee, and in bread. You can take the time to discover all of 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 that we’ve found quite a few that our readers should 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 during the 19th century as ornamental trees.
- The first commercial macadamia nut fields in Hawaii weren’t planted until the 1920s.
- Most macadamia nuts grown nowadays are grown in Hawaii.
- Macadamia nuts are also grown 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 and 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.