Hawaii. Taking a trip to that beautiful paradise sounds great right now, doesn’t it? We could beat these winter blues and hop on a plane to this warm and sunny state. But alas, a tropical vacation just isn’t on the agenda right now. Give your taste buds the amazing flavor of Hawaii with the macadamia nuts and Macadamia Crunch snacks from Royal Hawaiian Orchards! Trust me. One bite and your mouth will think you are on vacation!
The Royal Hawaiian company has been around for a long time! They were founded in 1948 with the belief in the importance of finding balance in this fast-paced world. They believe in the joyful sharing of life and aloha with your family and your community. How cool is that? This company also believes in being thoughtful about the food you put in your body and respecting the nature that provides it. I think that is something we should all focus on, don’t you?
The Royal Hawaiian Orchards macadamia nuts are sustainably-grown in Hilo, Hawaii and nurtured in the land rich with lava rock. The trees are watered with the tropical rains and absorb the minerals from the soil. This is what gives the macadamia nuts their unique flavor! When their trees are planted, it takes five years for the first macadamia nut to be harvested. It takes an additional 10 to 16 years for the trees to bear enough nuts for optimal production! During the harvest, the outer husk is removed from the nut. Did you know that is takes about 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to crack open the thick shell that covers the kernel? That’s a lot of pressure! The kernels then are roasted and ready for us to enjoy.
So, why should we eat macadamia nuts? They are rich in nutrients like fiber, calcium, iron, and magnesium. These nuts are also full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and palmitoleic acids. They contain small amounts of vitamin E and A, making them helpful for promoting health vision and skin. Last but not least, macadamia nuts are a good source of selenium to help improve the immune system.
I recently had the pleasure of trying out the delicious products from Royal Hawaiian Orchards. I love them! Their products are not only gluten-free and sulfite-free, they are non-GMO Project Verified. First off, let’s talk about their delicious macadamias. These tasty nuts come in resealable packages that you can easily take with you on-the-go. The nuts are seasoned with everything from sea salt and pepper to wasabi soy and Hawaiian BBQ. Yum! You can munch on these nuts as-is or add them to a variety of recipes! I actually used their Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper macadamia nuts in a salad. It was delicious!
I am also obsessed with the different Macadamia Crunch snacks that Royal Hawaiian has to offer. These little bite-sized squares are packed with delicious ingredients like almonds, mangoes, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds. They are sweet in flavor and make for a wonderful mid-day snack. My favorite flavor was the Mango Pineapple Macadamia Crunch. It has such a bright and cheery flavor! I added a few of these snacks to my morning bowl of oatmeal for some added crunch and taste.
Learn more about these fabulous products by visiting www.royalhawaiianorchards.com. I also recommend that you check out their Facebook page and become a fan. This way you can get in the spirit of Aloha without even leaving your home!