Macadamia is a fruit originally from Australia, belongs to the group of oilseeds and is considered one of the finest; therefore, one of the most expensive. This oilseed, in addition to being used in food, it is also widely used in the cosmetics industry as well. Moisturizers, soaps, incense and various other products are manufactured on the basis of macadamia.
Macadamia is very popular due to its flavor, but mainly for its properties and the benefits it brings us. Check out 5 unmissable benefits of macadamia: - Helps you lose weight due to its large amount of fibers, proteins and monounsaturated fats that produce enzymes responsible for burning fat; - Prevents bone problems as they are rich in phosphorus and calcium; - Strengthens the skin, this is due to the oil that can be extracted from this oilseed which is super moisturizing for both skin and hair; - It takes care of the nervous system due to the neuroprotectors present in its composition; - They act against cardiovascular diseases as they reduce bad cholesterol. Now that you know some of the benefits of macadamia, I think you want to introduce it to your diet right away. Here are some ways to consume it: - Can be used in the production of pies, cakes, breads, ice cream ... - Can be eaten fresh, as a snack; - Another option is to use the oil that can be extracted from it.
Bonus: Macadamia biscuit recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup of macadamia nut halves 125 grams of unsalted butter at room temperature ½ cup refined sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup and 1/3 of all-purpose flour 1 spoon of yeast 50 grams of melted milk chocolate for icing
Preparation mode: Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Place macadamia nuts in a pan and bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Reserve.
In an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy
Add the egg, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until smooth. Add the flour and macadamias and stir until everything is well mixed.
With the oven preheated to 180 ° C, distribute the dough in small quantities (measured by a shallow tablespoon) of the same size, in a greased pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely and drizzle the cookies with the melted chocolate. Allow 30 minutes to harden. Serve.