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Old 10-18-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
Sam Lepore
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Hey Folks--

I fit a lot of Cashews and Almonds into my diet. I also recently bought some Macadamia Nuts at a Bulk Nut store here in Philly.

The nuts look as if they are split in half. OR...is that the way a normal Macadamia nut looks?

Since Macadamia Nuts have a good amount of fat, this is not something I want to screw up.

Should I be eating 2 "Half" nuts to make that 1 whole nut? Or is the "half" nut really a whole nut??

Make sense?

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Old 10-18-2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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half is half and whole is whole. But one is equal to three. :g:
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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who cares, measure out how much you want to eat (1/4 cup = 21g Fat)
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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they easily pack twice as much fat as an equal amount of almonds, walnuts or cashews.

you can compare them all here (great site too, btw):
http://www.nutritiondata.com/index.html

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:28 AM   #5
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by the way, you might want to make sure you get roasted macadamias to reduce the phytate content. Does the roasting increase the chance of rancidity of the unsatrated fats in them though?
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:42 AM   #6
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This is a macadamia nut - http://www.thenutfactory.com/photos/...cadamia-rs.jpg
It is roundish. A half has a flat edge. You probably have halves...eat two.
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thanks Scott. I will double up.

Craig-- Not sure. Anyone have any input on Craig's question
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:51 AM   #8
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mmmm i love macadamia oil!!! drink it right out of the bottle!!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:05 PM   #9
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Yes, roasting could be harmful to the unsaturated fats. Look for raw. Whole Foods carries them for like $16/lb. Not cheap.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #10
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but if you get them raw, aren't you concerned about their phytate content, which is comparable to that found in grains?
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