Macadamia nut innovation challenge

Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Macadamia nut innovation challenge

According to the Australian Macadamia Industry, Australia is the world’s major producer of macadamia kernels, which are Australia’s fourth-largest horticultural export. There are more than 700 growers producing approximately 50,000 tonnes per year, with 70% of the crop exported to more than 40 countries.

Trends towards health and wellness are increasingly popular with consumers gravitating towards healthier ingredients to more consciously enjoy treats. Macadamias are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, which are claimed to provide a number of health benefits relating to heart health and brain function.

The Australian macadamia industry believes its nut has an innovative role to play as an ingredient in future ice-cream recipes while  encompassing a healthy twist.

In April, the second Macadamia Innovation Challenge finals will take place in Byron Bay, Australia, offering food manufacturers and students in food technology the creative chance to develop innovative food concepts that can further inspire the food industry.

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