National Macadamia Nut Day

National Macadamia Nut Day

Australia is known for many things. But it is most famous for its unique array of animals that are both beautiful and deadly. Every year, guests dream of seeing the Kangaroo and the Koala in their natural habitat. It is not known, however, that this humble, but magnificent macadamia nuts finds its home here. National Macadamia Nut Day promotes awareness about this tasty tree nut and its fascinating history.

Macadamia trees can be found in Australia. They are a genus that includes several species of trees, each one producing delicious, edible nuts. It is also known as the Hawaii nut (more about that later), the maroochi, Queensland nut and the curiously named Bauple nut. This nut has spread throughout the globe from its humble roots down under. It is now one of the most sought-after nuts. It is most well-known for its role as the star of the White chocolate macadamia nut cookie, which is arguably the best cookie since the chocolate chip cookie.

Allan Cunningham discovered the nut in 1828. However, it was not named until 29 years later. Ferdinand von Mueller, a German and Australian Chemist and Botanist, named it after John Macadam. The trees were first planted in Hawaii in 1882 to protect sugarcane. However, they weren’t used for agricultural purposes until 1888. It has been a staple of the nut industry since then, as it has exploded in popularity.

As a healthy and solid start to your celebrations, we recommend getting a large container of roasted macadamia nuts. You can then take your time and enjoy as many white macadamia nuts of white chocolate as you like. We don’t blame you, there is nothing that makes National Macadamia Nut Day more enjoyable than the indulgent consumption of large quantities of white chocolate macadamia nuts cookies. Make some if you feel adventurous!


Apr 09 2025


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