Nutcellars Macadamia – The Queen of Nuts
Macadamia nuts are said to be the most virtuous and versatile of nuts, as well as being tasty, healthy and sustainable. The ‘Queen of Nuts’ have a unique crunchy, buttery texture.
Nutcellars macadamia nuts are from smallholder farms in Malawi, the fifth largest producer of macadamia nuts in the world.
Macadamia nuts are among the healthiest in the world, with unrivalled levels of monounsaturated fats – they will be an absolute star on your menu, especially with food trends pointing to plant-based and vegan food for 2020.
Macadamia nuts are extremely versatile and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes and their subtle taste works well for pesto, dukkha dipping sauce, cookies, brownies – the scope is endless!
Many top UK chefs are using this wise little nut in a myriad of award-winning desserts and they are said to be one of the Queens favourite snacks – not so much a snack fit for a queen, as a snack that keeps the Queen fit as the nutritional value of macadamia nuts is off the scale.
Like most nuts, they are high in fat, almost 75 per cent. In macadamia, this is ‘good’ monounsaturated fat that helps us feel full. Macadamia contain no trans-fats or cholesterol and have been proven to help lower cholesterol.
Be the first to champion delicious Nutcellars macadamia nuts in your recipes and try out their sumptuous macadamia nut products like crunchy or smooth Nut Butter in canapés or pastry creations – your guests will love your innovations!
Why not try them in a tart with caramel or combine them into a textured crust for meat, prawns or salmon? Check out Nutcellars take on macadamia pesto topped salmon here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5hjvnqnYPa/
Along with his parents, ‘Grandad’ David Emmott moved from England to Malawi in 1953. Granny Sue joined six years later, and they were married that year. Together the two generations built up a smallholder potato production in Neno, before moving to the Thyolo district to join a tea estate in 1959.
After leaving Neno, the family continued to support farmers in the district, with David planting the first macadamia trees in Neno in 1992.
Since the early 1990s, the family have been instrumental in getting smallholder macadamia production started in Neno district and there are now multiple co-ops under the HIMACUL co-operative union. In 2004, David set up the Neno Macadamia Trust (NMT), wholly designed to give back to the local community.
The third and fourth-generation Emmott family set up Nutcellars to continue the legacy started by their grandparents and great grandparents and are eager to raise the profile of ‘The Queen of Nuts’ among UK chefs in working with The Chefs’ Forum.
Chefs, in buying and using Nutcellars macadamia products, you are not only innovating menu trends, but directly supporting the farmers in Malawi, enabling them to buy more trees which gives them more security against increasing climate shocks. Some farmers even supplement their family’s mainly maize based diet with macadamia, providing much needed healthy fats.
Nutcellars has joined forces with The Chefs’ Forum to bring you an exclusive Member Benefits offer: Just use TCF25 at the checkout to get 25% off orders over £25 of Nutcellars macadamia products.