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Organic Macadamia Nut Halves: 1/8 Pound


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Please feel free to contact us for recommendations on what size or type of treat might be a good choice for your specific companion bird - as well as how much to offer your bird at any one time.

Organic Human Consumption Grade Macadamia Nut Halves: 1/8 Pound.

These are the highest qualityMacadamias we can find! They are an excellent treat (when given in moderation) that most species of birds love! They are an especially good choice for Hyacinths and other large Macaws!

Macadamias are a good source of Phosphorous, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A,C and D, Thiamin, Ribolavin and Niacin.

General Information about Macadamias:
Both macadamia species are native to the east coast of Australia, from rain forest-like climates; M. integrifolia is more tropical in its requirements than M. tetraphylla. The Hawaiian industry and tropical production is based on the former, whereas the small production in southern California is based on the latter. Nuts were brought to Hawaii and California in the late 1800's, but only the Hawaiians developed nut culture, whereas the Californians used it as an ornamental.

Macadamia Nuts may be high in fat, but according to University of Hawaii research presented during an American Heart Association scientific conference in San Antonio, Texas. "Macadamia nuts have a bad reputation for having a lot of fat, but it turns out the fats don't impact cholesterol" comments University of Hawaii Professor of Medicine, J. David Curb, principal investigator of the federally-funded research project.
Blood lipid-analysis indicates cholesterol levels on the Macadamia Nut diet were similar to the low-fat diet and lower than the typical American diet. The Macadamia Nut diet produced lower triglyceride levels than either of the other diets.
Macadamia nuts, like olive oil, are high In oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid believed to be beneficial in cutting cholesterol, Dr. Curb observes. The nuts are the only food to also contain significant amounts of palmitoleic acid, another monounsaturated fatty acid.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 07 September, 2004.
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