Macadamias are the creme de la creme among nut connoisseurs and prized by cooks for the creamy texture and exotic, buttery taste they add to recipes. But, contrary to conventional wisdom, something that tastes good can also be good for you.
This tasty, upscale nut contains no cholesterol and is low in sodium and saturated fats. Over 80 percent of the fatty acids in macadamias are monounsaturated. That's more monounsaturates than those found in olive oil! Monounsaturated fat (often called good fat) has been shown to lower blood cholesterol, possibly having a cleansing effect on the arteries and reducing the risk of heart disease.