Macademia nuts

Category: Food



Introduction and description

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Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia and constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae.  They are native to north eastern New South Wales and central and south eastern Queensland.

The tree is important for its fruit, the macadamia nut or simply macadamia. Other names include Queensland nut, bush nut, maroochi nut, bauple nut, and Hawaii nut.   In Australian Aboriginal languages, the fruit is known by names such as bauple, gyndl, jindilli, and boombera.

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