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I forgot how much I enjoy macadamia nuts in cookies. This has to be one of my all time favorite cookies. They don’t crisp up but they do have a firm exterior and chewy center. The macadamia nuts give the cookie a delicate buttery flavor along with a crunchy texture that makes them such a delight to consume.
When comparing nuts, ounce for ounce macadamia nuts are one of the most calorie dense nuts, but they do also contain the greatest amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat per serving of any nut. This ‘good fat’ is known to lower LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Macadamia nuts do grow on trees but did you know that they are hand-harvested after they fall to the ground? Does this fascinate you as much as it does me? :) The more I learn about food the more I realize that I don’t know much when it comes to food! How is it we can spend our lives eating thousands of varieties of food, yet we have no idea where it comes from or how it is grown?!