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    Macadamias!

    Hi guys, I was hoping someone could help me with some advice on Macadamias. I've read that there probably the best nut to be eating and Mr Sissons seems to be a pretty big fan of them but I'm wondering what the health implications are of eating too many? like say 10-15 oz (300-400g) in one sitting?

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    Probably none except for beating yourself up no permanent health implications...tomorrow is another day. If they are a trigger food for overeating you might want to keep them out of the house.

    Here is the full nutritional information for 1 cup of macadamias
    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw

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    Yum, macadamias! In terms of portion control, a serving size is a closed-fist's amount of nuts. So literally, a handful of nuts is a terrific snack size, no measuring cups required!

    By the way, I **just** discovered this morning that my macadamia nuts are roasted IN PEANUT OIL. **cue music of DOOM** So I just splurged to order raw, organic macadamia nuts from Nuts Online (and got some raw hazelnuts and coconut flour as well). Make sure you know what your macadamias are roasted in, if you buy them pre-roasted.

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I was wondering if either of you could explain the whole Omega 3:6 ratio thing as far as macadamias are concerned. Like if you were to overindulge on nuts would it be worth having a bit more fish oil that day or am I completely off track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBur View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys, I was wondering if either of you could explain the whole Omega 3:6 ratio thing as far as macadamias are concerned. Like if you were to overindulge on nuts would it be worth having a bit more fish oil that day or am I completely off track?
    That was .6 grams Omega3 and 4 grams of Omega 6. Some extra fish oil wouldn't hurt.
    ( if you had eaten 300 gr blanched almonds you would have consumed 0 Grams Omega 3 and 36 grams Omega 6)
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    Holy moly that 3:6 ratio is insane for different nuts. Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieKessler View Post
    So I just splurged to order raw, organic macadamia nuts from Nuts Online (and got some raw hazelnuts and coconut flour as well).
    That is scary, Nuts Online is WAY MORE EXPENSIVE than Whole Foods for raw macadamia nuts ($11.49/lb in my neck of the woods). I guess they must be rolling in the shipping charges or something.

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    You do know there's a reason they're called crack-a-damias, RIGHT? lol
    Dude, that's a lot of nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieKessler View Post
    Yum, macadamias! In terms of portion control, a serving size is a closed-fist's amount of nuts. So literally, a handful of nuts is a terrific snack size, no measuring cups required!
    Unfortunately for me, macadamia nuts only come in one portion size, the whole container. Just too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildwabbit View Post
    That is scary, Nuts Online is WAY MORE EXPENSIVE than Whole Foods for raw macadamia nuts ($11.49/lb in my neck of the woods). I guess they must be rolling in the shipping charges or something.
    Um. Well. My macadamias are individually wrapped in gold. **makes note to order nuts from WF next time**

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