Also known as premium wholes and halves, #2 is a size description for macadamia nuts. #2's contain approximately 50% wholes and 50% halves. They are widely used in commerical application due to their versatility. With a buttery, slightly sweet taste and satisfying crunch, whole premium macadamia nuts work great to make hand made confections as well as to make other gourmet snacks.
Also known as "bush nut" or "Hawaii nut", macadamia nuts originate from Australia. Today, they are predominately grown in South Africa, Australia, and Hawaii. Macadamia nuts are a rich source of many different vitamins and minerals, including thiamin, vitamin B6, manganese, iron, magnesium and phosphorous. Compared to other nuts, such as almonds and cashews, macadamias are high in total fat and relatively low in protein. They are made up of 59% monounsaturated fats, 17% of which is the omega-7 palmitoleic acid.
Moisture: 2% max
Peroxide Value: 5.0 meq/kq Maximum
Free Fatty Acid (as oleic): 1.5% Maximum
Stored in a SQF Certified Facility
Suggested Storage: The product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Macadamia nuts should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 12 months from the date of manufacture.
Note: The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.